Seema Alim Named CASE – DEEP Building Decarbonization Science & Technology Policy Fellow

East Hartford, CT  – The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is pleased to announce the placement of Dr. Seema Alim as a Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) — Science and Technology Policy Fellow.  Dr. Alim’s fellowship at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will focus on Building Decarbonization.

Dr. Alim has a PhD in civil engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and brings 30+ years of experience in urban planning, building design, and infrastructure development.  Her work included projects in the US, and internationally, including Canada, UK, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Middle East/North African (MENA) countries. She accepted the fellowship, “…to continue working on climate mitigation and Green House Gas emission reduction through policies, programs, and integrated planning focused on decarbonizing existing residential and commercial buildings, incentivizing new construction to adopt zero-emission building and appliance standards, and training the real estate community to incorporate energy efficiency metrics in real estate transactions.”

Dr. Alim’s professional experience includes an IEEE Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and leadership positions at CH2MHill/Jacobs and Louis Berger.  She has a BE in Civil Engineering from NED Engineering University and a MSc and PhD from Imperial College in London.

“The Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program aligns with CASE’s mission to provide advice on issues of science and technology in public policy that effect the social and economic well-being of the people and the state of Connecticut,” CASE President Christine Caragianis Broadbridge said. “We are grateful for the opportunity provided to us by DEEP to place Dr. Alim in support of the agency’s building decarbonization efforts.”

The CASE Science and Technology Fellowship Program provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to engage with and support policymakers as they navigate increasingly complex policy issues in their public service to the state and its residents.  Additionally, the program supports scientists and engineers during their fellowship to improve their ability to effectively communicate with policymakers and the public.

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The Academy is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences 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 social and economic well being. The Academy’s 400+ members include leading scientists, physicians, engineers, and mathematics who are experts in a wide range of science and technology-related fields.

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