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Peter G. Smith '84 Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)

Release Date:
3/4/2014 9:00 PM

Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (Mar. 4): Peter G. Smith '84 Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)

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Peter Smith, Vice President, Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems, has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

Smith, along with 49 other newly elected members, will join the state’s leading experts in science, engineering and technology. Three other UTC employees were also selected: Eric Amis, Director, Physical Sciences, UTRC; Meredith Colket, Senior Fellow, UTRC; and Tom Prete, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney. The academy will recognize the 50 new members at its annual meeting on June 5.

“I am honored and appreciative of the opportunity to join the Academy and be part of an organization with so many distinguished colleagues from other UTC divisions as well as Connecticut’s colleges and universities,” said Smith.

Smith has more than 30 years of aerospace engineering and research experience. He began his UTC career at Pratt & Whitney in 1983 and moved to United Technologies Research Center in 2003. He joined legacy Hamilton Sundstrand in 2010 and oversees Central Engineering and Technology. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Haven and graduated from the Sloan School of Management at MIT as a Sloan Fellow receiving a master’s degree in management. He holds seven U.S. patents.

CASE members are elected based on scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence. The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering is limited by its bylaws to 400 members who must live or work in Connecticut.

CASE was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being. For more information about the academy, please see