Special to the Herald
Connecticut’s most talented young scientists and engineers will be honored Monday by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering at its 42nd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Monday, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
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.
Local students being recognized are: Luca Tropea of Two Rivers Magnet Middle School in Berlin, Shiven Patel of John Wallace Middle School in Newington, and Payton Turnquist of Joseph A. Depaolo Middle School in Southington.
The dinner will feature a keynote address from Kathleen McGroddy-Goetz, vice president of Partnerships & Solutions for IBM Watson Health.
Executive Director Richard Strauss says many guests are amazed at the student work and innovation.
“It’s really exciting to see what the future holds,” Strauss said.
The May 22 event starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and project display, and the dinner begins at 7 p.m.