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PIMMS Awarded New Contracts to Promote Energy Efficiency

Bob Borello, associate director of science for PIMMS, works with Karen Aduskevich, a fourth-grade teacher from Thalberg Elementary School in Southington, Conn. on an energy transfer experiment. PIMMS was recently selected to provide professional development workshops for local teachers regarding energy and energy-efficient behaviors and technologies.

Bob Borello, associate director of science for PIMMS, works with Karen Aduskevich, a fourth-grade teacher from Thalberg Elementary School in Southington, Conn. on an energy transfer experiment. PIMMS was recently selected to provide professional development workshops for local teachers regarding energy and energy-efficient behaviors and technologies.

Wesleyan’s Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) has been selected by The United Illuminating Company (UI) and The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) to provide professional development workshops for eesmarts teachers regarding energy and energy-efficient behaviors and technologies.

These new contracts provide funding for a fourth year of the program and are renewable for an additional two years. The first three years of the program provided nearly $1M in funding to PIMMS to conduct the program. Funding for the next three years show a slight increase.

eesmarts is an energy-efficiency learning initiative that is funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) and administered by UI and CL&P. The vision of eesmarts is to develop an energy-efficient ethic among all school age students in Connecticut, encouraging them to incorporate energy-efficient practices and behaviors into their lives at home and at school.

The program is supportive of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT), Connecticut State Framework and the National Science Standards. The eesmarts program offers packaged curriculum units, professional development workshops, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and educational tours of the SmartLiving™ Center in Orange, Conn. The eesmarts program’s products and services are available to teachers at no cost and all schools within both companies’ service territories are eligible to participate.