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.
— Barb McQuitty and Genevieve Gibson-Newman, STEM Co-Chairs

                        2021 STEM Girls of Promise Recognition Awards

In April of 2021, ten junior class students received STEM Girls of Promise awards from our branch in recognition of their ability and interest in the STEM subjects. Members of the AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield STEM Committee had filled each awards box with a scholar’s medal, certificate, check, and letter of congratulations. Valley Park High School principal, Dr. Ryan Luhning, and Maplewood Richmond Heights head of the Science Department, Dr. Kathleen Dwyer, presented the awards boxes to the honorees at their respective schools. The photographs of these outstanding young women seen here are courtesy of the 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 High School


                                               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


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.,
BC Sponsors, Row 1 (R): Carol Greenaway, Barb McQuitty. Row 2: 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.