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Two Talcott Mountain Academy students — Leo Southam and Zachary Starr, both from Avon, CT — will be among Connecticut’s most talented young scientists and engineers being by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) at its 44th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 28th at the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell. Winners of this year’s Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and Connecticut Invention Convention will be recognized during the evening ceremonies.

The H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence, established by CASE will be awarded to the top winners of the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. The medal was created to recognize and honor H. Joseph Gerber’s (1924-1996) technical leadership in inventing, developing and commercializing manufacturing automation systems for a wide variety of industries, making those industries more efficient and cost-effective in a worldwide competitive environment.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by CASE Member Meg Urry, PhD, Israel Munson Prof. of Physics and Astronomy, Yale University. Additionally, twenty-four newly elected members of the Academy will be recognized at the event.

To view the official press release from the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering that includes the full list of students being recognized at the event, click here.