Increasing Community Involvement in STEM Education K-12

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Welcome to AB PIP STEM

Acton-Boxborough (AB) Parent Involvement Project (PIP) provides K-12 educational enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts. We host annual STEM events like Market Math and the Star Party, offer STEM resources on our website and at the Acton Memorial Library, support STEM community projects, and partner with other STEM groups.

AB PIP STEM welcomes parent volunteers and student volunteers. Student volunteers may qualify for community service credit and the chance to win an AB PIP STEM Scholarship. To volunteer or find out more, send us an email to or attend a monthly meeting.

Our Events

Upcoming STEM Activities

Science Family Night

family science night
Friday, November 18, 6:30-8:30pm
at ABRHS Cafeteria for elementary-age students and families.

Please join ABRHS Science, Envirothon, Bio Builders, Resource Force and Reverse Engineers as high school students present fun and interactive activities. Read the flyer. Cost: $5 per family

Fall Nature Walk

Fall Nature Walk
Thank you for joining our FREE Fall Guided Nature Walk with our guide, Tom Tidman, Director of Acton’s Natural Resources Dept. Come back on May 4, 2017 for our Spring Nature Walk. Find our more about AB PIP STEM nature walks.

Girls Who Code (GWC) Club

Thank you for signing up for the Girls Who Code club. GWC is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in STEM fields. See

Due to overwhelming response to GWC, we will host more computer-related events. Come back soon to find out about our newest project—an evening of code for Grades 3 - 5 and their families during the Week of Code, December 5 - 11. In the meantime, take a quick look at


Seema Bhalchandra Co-Chair 
Dewi Win Co-Chair
Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita

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Join our e-mail list, or Find us and Follow us at AB PIP STEM. 

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Event Calendar

Find out about our events and meetings on our Calendar page, read the AB PIP STEM Brochure or print the one-page AB PIP STEM Event List. We encourage new participants and volunteers! Come to a Meeting or drop in to an AB PIP STEM event. Please join us! 

Scholarship News

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 AB PIP STEM Scholarship for graduating Acton-Boxborough seniors with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (shown below). Strong first preference is given to students who volunteered to help lead PIP Community STEM events and activities, such as AB Robotics, Star Parties, Market Math, or the DiscoverSTEM festival. Second preference is given to students pursuing a career in STEM. Find out more.
2016 scholarship winners
from left to right in photo:
Dewi Win (AB PIP STEM, Co-chair), Sarah Gao (Washington University), Sumanya Kumar (U Conn), Maya Haigis (U of Rochester), Izzy Taylor, (University of Vermont), and Rheta Roeber (AB PIP STEM Treasurer)

For more STEM in the News and AB PIP STEM recaps, see Science & Math Resources, Science & Math NewsAB PIP STEM news or archives.