Stem Girls of Promise

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) events held by Ballwin-Chesterfield connect our branch to the wider community, and further the mission of AAUW.

2020 STEM Girls of Promise

Due to public health concerns, it was not possible to honor the 2020 STEM Girls of Promise with the usual in-person ceremony at their school. Instead, this recognition program was facilitated by the Valley Park High School principal and the Maplewood-Richmond Heights head of the Science Department, who delivered gift boxes containing STEM Girls of Promise awards to the home of each honoree. Members of the STEM Committee filled the boxes with certificates, medals, checks, and a congratulatory letter from AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield branch. Photographs were provided by our STEM contacts at the two high schools.

2020 STEM Girls of Promise:   Valley Park High School

AWARDEES   Jasmine Kieu,  Kiera McKillop, Grace Nieuwendaal, Cynthia Papalotzu, Emily Stiles

2020 STEM Girls of Promise:   Maplewood-Richmond Heights:


                                               L to R: Tegan Daw,  Morgan Kim,  Laila Patterson


In the spring of 2019, the branch STEM Committee held STEM Girls of Promise award ceremonies at Valley Park High School and Maplewood Richmond Heights High School.   Five junior women from each school were recognized at celebratory breakfasts, and were joined by parents, teachers, and AAUW B-C members.  Each STEM Girl was presented with a letter, $25 cash, a certificate, and a scholar’s medal.

Valley Park High School 2019 Honorees

                                    From Left:   Leah C., Amera A., Lucy C., Meghan W., Haley W.

Valley Park High School 2019 STEM Girls of Promise with Ballwin Chesterfield STEM sponsors.  From left, Row 1: Leah C., Amera A., Lucy S., Meghan W., Haley W., Carol Greenaway, Barb McQuitty.
Row2: Pat Shores, Sandra Murdock, Doris Nistler, Marilyn Fletcher, Marcia Block, Linda Roberson, Susan Shriver, Jean Elliott, Ann Hansen, Denise McKibben

2019 Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School Honorees:

   L to R: Abigail K., Joy W., Ms. Kathleen Dwyer, Liana Van Z., Sophia A.