Who is a Scientist?

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“In much of my life, I’ve had to pick up the broken fragments of chance and turn them into opportunity.”      – Dr. Percy Julian

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education offers a pathway to a better life.  This statement especially resonates as truth while we remember the achievements of Dr. Percy Julian, a preeminent […]

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What is Science?

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What is Science? Searching for the meaning of science yields numerous terms but science is so much more than the sum of definitions. Defining science is only the beginning.  Next we must answer the question: Why is science important?  In 2009, Alom Shaha, a science teacher, writer and film-maker, determined to answer this question. Alom is […]

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Questions play such a pivotal role in so many aspects of our lives, ranging from the social to the workplace to the family and of course to the classroom. From questions we have all learned and experienced so many wonderful things, but often times the simple act of asking a question is something that itself is never questioned. Why do we need to ask questions?

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge”

Thomas Louis Berger

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Why Science is pleased to announce the  21st Annual New Haven Science Fair is taking place on May 16th – 18th at Yale University.

The New Haven Science Fair is particularly special to Why Science because we share New Haven Public Schools commitment to improving STEM education, which is:

Getting students excited about learning science […]

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“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23 of David the Son of Jesse

As we celebrate this memorial day holiday with sweet smell of grilled corn, burgers and […]

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January 20, 2014 a day to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day presents a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.

Why Serve on MLK day? How can I serve?

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MüTō Corp. Forms Non-Profit Joint Venture Alliance with Q2PR, Why Science® & The Dojo Charter School

June 12, 2013 (New York, NY) – MüTō Performance Corp. announced a joint venture with Why Science®, Quadrant Two PR, and The Dojo Charter School, to bring an exciting, new annual citywide science fair to New […]

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Simply Outstanding!  Hillhouse 10th Graders Win 6 of 9 High School Biological Science Awards at the New Haven Science Fair!  6 Hillhouse student submissions — 6 winners!! 

Just imagine 8,000 kids across the city of New Haven, CT…all participating in science experiments in the months prior to the […]

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As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do.

Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating!

For our part, we’d […]

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“The U.S. system of science and mathematics education is performing far below par, if left unattended (this) will leave millions of young Americans unprepared to succeed in a global economy” (Next Generation Science Standards website)

Creating and preparing a STEM workforce is essential for our nation’s economic growth.  Research shows that achievement gaps in the […]

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