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.

More than 900 area K-12 students participated in this year’s St. Louis Science Fair! Like last year, the 2022 Science Fair was conducted as an e-fair, with online submittal of student projects and judges’ results turned in electronically.

Our branch’s judges for the 2022 Science Fair, Sandra Murdock and Marcia Block, evaluated eight Honors Division science projects to arrive at their selection of this year’s awardees. The three young women named below were recognized by AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield for their well-constructed experiments and excellent presentations. Winners of special awards, including our honorees, were announced on May 3.

See their work in the links after their names.

Anushka Rawat, an eleventh-grade student from Parkway South High School, described A novel biodegradable device to combat and prevent water eutrophication.  Seq #1009

Johanna Jachna, an eleventh-grader at St. Joseph’s Academy, submitted Effect of Organic vs. Synthetic Fertilizer on Blue-green Algae.  Seq # 1013 

Julia Castellano, twelfth-grade student at St. Joseph’s Academy, presented The effect of land use, socioeconomics, and racial demographics on water quality in Saint Louis, Missouri as her project.  Seq # 1018 

Each of these students received a $125 MOST 529 college scholarship and a personal letter of congratulations from AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield