Who is Edheads?

Our Mission

By capturing student imaginations and igniting career aspirations, Edheads empowers students to pursue fulfilling, productive careers in science, technology, engineering and math. We tie school to work by reinforcing basic skills and demonstrating how they are applied in STEM careers. 

Photo: Kids on chalk board
Photo: Kid with microscope

Our Vision

Through corporate philanthropy, sponsorships, partnerships and donations, Edheads—a 501c3 non-profit organization—provides exciting games and experiences that inspire today’s K-12 students to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow. We believe every student should have the opportunity to develop their potential and fulfill their dreams and career aspirations.

Our Values


Connecting science and math education standards to learning outcomes related to real-world careers.


Giving educators a way to influence their students' future career paths with online learning that is widely accessible.


Helping teachers, parents, and students meet state and national learning goals through highly interactive and engaging content.


Evaluating the difference made in student STEM knowledge and attitudes toward STEM careers.

Connections to Standards​

All the activities on the Edheads site have connections to National and State educational standards in their teacher's guides. Please look for these guides in the teacher content section.

Head Edhead

Cartoon of Edheads' Founder, Gail Wheatley

Gail Wheatley, Executive Director | LinkedIn

Gail has a passion for fun and informal education and a great deal of experience in informal learning institutions and science education. She brainstorms ideas with team and volunteers, establishes partnerships with scientists, surgeons and people and corporations that do interesting things. Gail writes the grants and the storyboards for the activities, manages the projects overall, crunches lots of numbers and works with the Board to do the long term planning for Edheads. She’s always on the lookout for great new ideas and people who have them. She lives with two monster Westies (no, that is not an oxymoron) whose current science experiment is determining how many times they can dig up an apple tree before killing it.

Our Board of Directors

Jason Elvers, President
Vorys, Seymour, Sater and Pease, LLP | LinkedIn

Lauren Caporaso, Treasurer
Baker Hughes Company | LinkedIn

Kayleigh Hunnicut, Secretary
Licensed Psychologist, PhD, MEd, MA | LinkedIn

Tracy Appiah
JP Morgan Chase Bank | LinkedIn

Max Joseph
Marlowed | LinkedIn

Mike Collins
Woda Cooper Companies | LinkedIn

Max Elssas
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | LinkedIn

Kembral Nelson
Nationwide Children’s Hospital | LinkedIn

Will Kerr
JP Morgan Chase Bank | LinkedIn

Orange robot mascot.