PIMMS Receives Science Advocate Award

Olivia DrakeMay 26, 20132min

On April 24 at the New Haven Lawn Club, the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) at Wesleyan was recognized for its successful, effective, and influential program in professional development for mathematics and science teachers in Connecticut.

PIMMS received the Dr. Sigmund Abeles Science Advocate Award at the annual awards banquet of the Connecticut Science Teachers and Connecticut Science Supervisors Associations for Excellence in Science Education and Supervision. The award is designed to recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated staunch advocacy for science education in Connecticut as evidenced by their substantial and sustained support and contributions. The award was established to honor Dr. Sigmund Abeles, State Science Consultant emeritus for his outstanding leadership and service to science education in Connecticut.

Robert Rosenbaum, chair of PIMMS, Sara MacSorley, PIMMS director, accepted the award together at the ceremony.

“It’s such an honor to come into a well-regarded organization and to be able to work with Dr. Rosenbaum. I’m looking forward to continuing to support the professional development of Connecticut’s science and math teachers,”  said Sara MacSorley, director of PIMMS and the Green Street Arts Center.

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