Increasing Community Involvement in...
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Education K-12

Welcome to AB PIP STEM

Acton-Boxborough (AB) Parent Involvement Project (PIP) hosts K-12 educational enrichment events in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts. 

AB PIP STEM's family-oriented events include Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, Family Math Game Night, Discover STEM Career Exploration, the AB PIP STEM Book Group and Family Math Games Night. AB PIP STEM also provides local STEM resources on our website and at the library, partners with other STEM groups and supports STEM community projects.


AB PIP STEM welcomes parent volunteers and student volunteers. Student volunteers qualify for community service credit and the chance to win an AB PIP STEM Scholarship. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, send us an email to


John Petersen Co-Chair (978) 263-6144 
Dewi Win Co-Chair
Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita (978) 263-6742

2015 STEM Events

Summer Skills Math Review Books

In May and June, AB PIP STEM sells Summer Skills Math Review Books. These books are refreshers to help your children review math skills over the summer. Summer Skills books have been updated to reflect the New Common Core Math Curriculum Standards. AB PIP STEM earns $1/book sold.

- Read the Summer Skills flyer.
- Download the Summer Skills Order Form. 
- Find out more about AB PIP STEM fundraisers.

Event Calendar

Find out about our events and meetings on our Calendar page, read the 2014-2015 AB PIP STEM Brochure or print the one-page 2014-2015 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! Interested?

Join our e-mail list. Find us or Follow us at AB PIP STEM. 
Follow ABPIPSTEM on Twitter

STEM in the News

Top 5 Science iPad Apps
Check out the educational apps for Apple's iPad that make science visual and fun, according to PC Magazine.

Science & Engineering Sites for Girls

Biology & Chemistry Online
See the Visible Body and Winking Skull for the latest in anatomy & physiology or the Periodic Table of Videos for chemistry online.

Finding Math and Science All Around
Visit websites from the AB Elementary Curriculum Coordinators, Math Matters and Snapshots—Elementary Science and Social Studies.

Turning Stem to Steam

The equation for 21st century problem solving: STEM + Art = STEAM. Innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engin eering, & Math: the STEM subjects. The STEAM movement adds Art + Design into STEM to transform STEM into STEAM.

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

AB PIP STEM and Abu Dhabi

Glenelg School
On Friday, May 1st, a team from the The Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi met with an AB STEM Committee and staff at the Science Discovery Museums to learn about our volunteerism and STEM initiatives in Acton and Boxborough. The head of The Glenelg School and three members of the curriculum department discussed ways to engage parents and students, how to make STEM fun, and whether or not programs like the Star Party, Market Math and Discover STEM could play in Abu Dhabi.