Forbes.com article looks at the unlikely marriage of Minecraft(TM), YouTube and Why Science STEM education software to help kids learn. The article explains how Lou Gasco, (Executive Director, The Greatest Science Fair Ever), Why Science and friends came together to excite students about careers in STEM by creating a first of its kind event to be held in New York City. “To reach as many kids as possible, (science) fairs would be conducted virtually, with Why Science’s software as the basis for the technology underpinning the event”… Click here to read article



Business New Haven has named Dr. Yvonne Kielhorn Minority Businessperson of the Year for her creation and development Why Science, customized inquiry-based learning systems that empower educators to teach STEM topics, science literacy and problem-solving skills aligned with frameworks and standards in any classroom.

To read the full story, “Hands-On, Mind-On: Why Science? Educator Kielhorn gives students the answer,” in Business New Haven on page 26 click here.


NEW BRITAIN – Celebrating women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be the focus of Central Connecticut State University’s annual Women’s History Month Luncheon March 14 at noon in the Connecticut Room.

This year’s speaker is the founder and CEO of Why Science, Dr. Yvonne Akpalu Kielhorn. Kielhorn is the founder and CEO of Why Science, a Connecticut based education technology company provide solutions to empower teachers to more fully engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.
She brings extensive research and development experience in academia, industry and government spanning 20 years.  Her scientific, and leadership abilities have been recognized by multiple research, education and entrepreneurship awards.  She holds a Ph. D. in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B. A. in chemistry and physics from Smith College.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Centix at the Student Center Information Desk or by calling (860) 832-1989.

The luncheon is sponsored by the Committee on the Concerns of Women, the Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center, the CCSU Office of Diversity and Equity, the CCSU Office of Student Affairs, the CCSU History Department, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.


HAMDEN – MARCH 31, 2011

HAMDEN — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy apologized to Yvonne Akpalu because his proposed two-year budget doesn’t contain as much on education reform as he’d like writes Ann DeMatteo. “Lunch with the Governor” was the title of the program presented Tuesday by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce at Cascade banquet hall on Sherman Avenue.

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NEW HAVEN – March 7, 2011

Why Science was featured on CPTV/WNPR  morning business report 8:06 am EST March 7, 2011.  The radio program “Incubator Assists Small Business in New Haven” was broadcast in many towns across the state of CT including Hartford/New Haven, Norwich/New London, Stamford/Greenwich, Storrs and Southampton. Here is an excerpt of WHY SCIENCE’s interview.

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NEW HAVEN – Feb 21, 2011

WHY SCIENCE was featured in a New Haven  Independent article “Kevin Cracks the Code”  on Feb 21, 2011.  This article by Melinda Tuhus gives a vivid account of the problem solving adventures and experiences during a Green Careers workshop for high school students at Metropolitan Business Academy.

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Green Careers Workshop Sponsored by:


NEW HAVEN – December 8, 2010

WHY SCIENCE and Ease the Quiet Storm were featured in a New Haven Register article “Sciences key for youths to succeed, founder of New Haven company sayson December 8, 2010. “Akpalu has made it her mission to help close the achievement gap and empower teachers to improve student achievement and participation in the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics”, says Angela Carter, author of the article. The documentary, Ease the Quiet Storm, produced with a grant from the National Science Foundation, was made to help accomplish the company mission.

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Premiere of Ease The Quiet Storm Sponsored by :

Science Park Development Corporation


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