New Members Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering

Hartford, CT — The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, at its 28th Annual Meeting on May 21, 2003 announced the election of seventeen science and technology leaders to the Academy. The newly elected members were introduced to the audience attending the event and were welcomed as members of the Academy by its President, Dr. John Cagnetta.

The 2003 class of new members of the Academy is as follows:

ANDREW ARNOLD, M.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND GENETICS, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER; ROBERT D. BALLARD, PRESIDENT, INSTITUTE OF EXPLORATION, SEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION; MICHELE BARRY, M.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; JOHN D. ENDERLE, PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT; RICHARD A. FLAVELL, CHAIRMAN AND PROFESSOR OF IMMUNOBIOLOGY, YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; NANCY J. HUTSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PFIZER GLOBAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, PFIZER, INC.; HENRY C. LEE, PROFESSOR OF FORENSIC SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, AND FORMER COMMISSIONER, CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; ARTHUR W. LUCAS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING, PRATT & WHITNEY; JOHN E. MORRAL, PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT HEAD OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT; A. STEPHEN MORSE, PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, YALE UNIVERSITY; LEON A. NEWMAN, PRESDIENT, COHERENT – DEOS, LLC; JOHN D. PETERSEN, CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST FOR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT; ELAINE A. PULLEN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GERBER SCIENTIFIC, INC. & PRESIDENT, GERBER SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS; T. BASIL SMITH, SENIOR MANAGER, SERVER ARCHITECTURE, IBM T. J. WATSON RESEARCH CENTER, IBM CORPORATION; JAMES R. STRIFE, DIRECTOR, COMPONENTS DEPARTMENT, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER; NANCY M. VALENTINE, VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL NURSING EXECUTIVE, CIGNA HEALTHCARE

President Cagnetta indicated that an individual’s election to the Academy is on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative industrial products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.

Cagnetta added that the newly elected members of the Academy represent a cross-section of the scientific and technical community in Connecticut. The members of the Academy assist in the fulfillment of it mission, as follows:

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The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well being. For more information about the Academy, please see www.ctcase.org.

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