Individuals are nominated for election as members of the Academy by members through an annual election process. Members must live or work in Connecticut. They are elected by the current membership on the basis of their accomplishments in science, engineering, and/or technology. In particular, scientists and engineers may be considered for membership on the basis of fulfillment of either or both of the following criteria:

(a) scientific distinction achieved through significant original contribution in theory or application;

(b) unusual accomplishments in the pioneering of new and developing fields of applied science and technology.