Tarek Sobh, dean of the University of Bridgeport School of Engineering and vice president of graduate studies and research, has been invited to join the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

Membership to the Academy is honorific and limited to 400 persons. Individuals must be nominated by an Academy member, and then elected into the group by its membership board.

Dr. Sobh was nominated by Alan Eckbreth, past president of CASE.

Dr. Eckbreth said he put Dr. Sobh’s name forward because the UB dean “is very well equipped to help CASE promote a science- and technology-based economy in Connecticut as we continue the state’s transition into high technology, highly automated, and precisely controlled manufacturing.”

Dr. Sobh is a “world-class leader within his areas of knowledge. His research activities and projects within the area of robotic and electro-mechanical systems prototyping provided a framework for research scientists and engineers to address and solve various problems related to electro-mechanical and robot design and manufacturing,” Eckbreth added.

Established in 1976 by the Connecticut General Assembly, the Academy’s main objectives are to provide information and advice on science and technology to the government, industry and people of Connecticut and to encourage youth’s interest in science, engineering, and technology.

“I’m extremely honored by my nomination to this highly respected group,” said Dr. Sobh. “The Academy has done much to advance science and technology in the public arena.”
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu