EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 8, 2012 – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced the elections of two UTRC Senior Fellows, Dr. Sergei Burlatsky and Dr. Om Sharma, into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
The main objectives of CASE are to provide information and advice about science and technology to the government, industry, and people of Connecticut and also to encourage an interest in science, engineering and technology in young people.
"The honor that CASE has bestowed upon Dr. Burlatsky and Dr. Sharma is a compliment to United Technologies' commitment to advancing education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We strongly support the advancement of science and technology within the state while also cultivating a pipeline of technical talent," said Dr. David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, UTRC.
CASE was established in 1976 as a private nonprofit corporation. Its membership is limited to 400 people, each of whom must live or work in the state of Connecticut. New members are elected by current membership based upon distinguished accomplishments in science, engineering or technology.
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies -- industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, fire and security solutions, and power generation. Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Conn., with an office in Berkeley, Calif., and operates research and development centers in Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland.