The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) will hold its 40th annual meeting and dinner Tuesday May 19th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell. A number of scientists and science students will be honored.

* Professor Joan A. Steitz of Yale has been named the 2015 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Science for her pioneering work in understanding the structure and function of RNA … more

* Three outstanding young Connecticut scientists will be awarded the H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence. Olivia Hallisey of Greenwich has won first place in the Life Sciences – Senior Division … more

* Other student honorees in the life sciences area include Anubhuti Mathur of Glastonbury High School and Aakshi Agarwal of Hamden High School … more

The keynote address at the dinner will be a conversation with Dr. Edison T. Liu, president & CEO of the Jackson Laboratory, hosted by Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar.