PIMMS Enriches Local Math, Science Teachers

Wesleyan’s Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) taught area middle school and high school teachers how to build wind turbines during an Alternate Forms of Energy Generation workshop on July 12. Pictured are local teachers Jeanette Compton and Richard Pelczar.

Teacher Eileen Dibattista works on her turbine design. This is PIMMS fifth year hosting eesmarts summer workshops for Connecticut teachers.

The eesmarts program, which is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, is designed to improve the science teaching skills of teachers of pre-kindergarden through 9th grade students.

Greg Voth, associate professor of physics at Wesleyan, spoke to the teachers about fluid dynamics of a wind turbine. (Photos by Olivia Drake)