About Us

West County STEM was founded to help students gain valuable experience in the STEM fields.   Our organization was established to help students better understand the sciences, build confidence and inspire creativity.  The future has never been brighter for those interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.


Daniel Duenke

Co-Founder West County STEM


Chemical Engineer and Mathematics Instructor.  Experienced software developer, and IT specialist.  


Passionate advocate for STEM education and initiatives for students interested in pursuing a technical field. 

Dave Bannen

Co-Founder West County STEM


Electrical Engineer and Mathematics Instructor. 


An advocate for technology and helping students prepare for a future in technical fields.