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 Learning System at 2013 CSTA Conference in Hamden, CT
- New Haven School Change Gets $11M Boost from Feds
- Planning Begun for 2014 Citywide Science Fair to Enhance NYC Student Interest and Performance in STEM Subjects
- Hillhouse 10th Graders Win 6 of 9 High School Biological Science Awards at New Haven Science Fair!
- Teacher Appreciation Week: What do teachers want?