The Why Science® Learning Systems empower educators to teach STEM topics, science literacy and problem-solving skills aligned with frameworks and standards in all classrooms. The critical need to improve methods of teaching STEM topics and produce a sustainable STEM workforce, continually informs and drives Why Science research and development. The efficiencies that the Why Science® Learning Systems produce, with regard to the way educators teach and how students learn in the classroom, are proven. Educators commonly refer to the Why Science® Learning Systems as customizable classroom “playbooks.”
Why Science is head-quartered at 5 Science Park, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.
Founder and CEO
Dr. Yvonne A. Kielhorn née Akpalu is founder and CEO of Why Science®. Dr. Kielhorn has extensive Research & Development experience in Academia, Industry and Government spanning more than 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 & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Amherst, MA) and a B. A. in Chemistry (High Honors) and Physics from Smith, College (Northampton, MA).
Our team of artists, educators, business professionals, engineers and scientists, led by Dr. Kielhorn, helps schools increase teacher confidence and student achievement. We offer hands-on and minds-on workshops as well as consulting services for schools. As consultants to your school, we assess your learning environment, and present a plan on how to design high achieving, dynamic STEM teaching and learning experiences. Our team will work closely with you to achieve all of your goals.
Our Learning System
- Test Drive Why Science at 2014 CSTA Conference
- Why Science Wins CT Next Entrepreneur Innovation Award
- Why Science Students Win in New Haven Science Fair
- Test-Drive Why Science Learning System at 2014 NSTA National Conference Boston, MA
- Forbes.com article highlights new venture inspired by Why Science