A small honor

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Last night I was inducted into membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). The Academy was established by an act of the state legislature in 1976. It is patterned after the National Academy of Science (NAS). Although membership in CASE is far less exclusive than membership in NAS,1 membership is by election and limited to 400. I am pleased to have been so honored.

I'm especially pleased because Sir Peter Crane2 was inducted at the same time. Of course Peter is being inducted now rather than having been inducted years ago (he's been a member of the Royal Society of London since 1998 and a foreign associate of the NAS since 2001) simply because he moved to Connecticut less than a year ago to become Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Still, it's nice to be part of any group that includes him.

1CASE did elect me after all. How exclusive can it be?
2Yes, Sir Peter Crane. He was knighted in 2004.