The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is seeking nominees for the 2014 Medal of Technology to recognize Connecticut-based technological achievements.

Judges will be looking for innovations that offered significant achievements in process and/or product innovation, technology transfer, advanced manufacturing, and technology management. Nominees must demonstrate that a significant portion of the work was conducted in coordination with a Connecticut-based company, institution, or organization. 

Selection of the award is overseen by CASE and is bestowed on behalf of the State of Connecticut. Medal recipients will be permanently featured in a Hall of Fame at the Connecticut Science Center. Award recipients will have their profiles permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame at the Connecticut Science Center.

The deadline for nominations is March 14, 2014, and all applications must be submitted via an online form.

Additional information on the Medal and past awardees is available on the CASE website.

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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