Science Fair

Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch of AAUW  Supports the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair.

For years, AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield has been a committed sponsor of the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair, providing both judges and special recognition of outstanding science projects entered by female students, including monetary awards. In 2020, the Science Fair, previously held as an in-person event, became an online e-fair.

Our judges for the 2021 e-Fair, Sandra Murdock and Jean Elliott, evaluated 28 science projects to arrive at their selection of three winning entries. Three young women were recognized by AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield for their well-constructed experiments and excellent presentations.

Kareena Kanumury, a tenth grade student from Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Upper School, entered Constructing Biodegradable Plastics from Everyday Materials.

Oviya Srihari, an eleventh grade student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, submitted Predictors of health service utilization rates among patients with eating disorders: a meta-analysis.

A twelfth-grader who studies at Cor Jesu Academy, Madison Massmann, presented The Effects of Social Media on Body Shape Satisfaction in High School Girls as her project.

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Each girl received a MOST-529 scholarship for college and a personal letter of congratulations from our branch.

Jean Elliot

Sandra Murdock