March is Women’s History Month and many organizations nationwide have recognized and honored women in the fields of STEM.  This is why I feel especially honored to receive the Minority Businessperson of the Year Awardin recognition of all the work the Why Science team, and educators who have partnered with us, have put in to improve STEM education. It is because of the candid feedback from educators that the Why Science® learning systems are empowering teachers to increase student engagement and performance in STEM. Please join us in celebrating this special occasion:

Date:         March 28th
Time:        4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amarantes Sea Cliff
62 Cove Street
New Haven, CT 06512
 

Please click here to purchase tickets.

Science is Life.  Live it to the fullest. I would like to thank Central Connecticut State University for the opportunity to speak during the annual Women’s History Month Luncheon. I shared my personal story and lessons learned with about 60 faculty, students and staff at Central Connecticut State University, including Dr. Jack Miller, President and Dr. Carl R. Lovitt, Provost. The theme “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination” fits well with my vision for Why Science. I’m hoping that, through talks like this, I can provide students guidance in the pursuit of their goals and dreams, while inspiring faculty, staff, and administrators, to reflect on their own careers and their role in encouraging women to pursue careers in STEM.

What are the key barriers women face while pursuing careers in STEM? It is a combination of cultural complacency and women internalizing negative stereotypes of their ability to succeed is what prevents us from living life to the fullest. Science is a natural way to be human, regardless of gender. As women, we need to be comfortable with ourselves and capitalize on our strengths.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported Why Science throughout the years. I am hoping that you will join us to celebrate our Award, Women in Science and Women’s History Month.

Dr. Yvonne A. Kielhorn
Founder and CEO, Why Science


 

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