Acton-Boxborough (AB) Parent Involvement Project (PIP) STEM

Increasing Community Involvement in STEM Education K-12

Market Math Star Party Nature Walk Discover STEM Book Club Family Math Games Night of Code
Market Math Star Party Nature Walks Discover STEM Book Club Math Games Night of Code

Upcoming STEM Events

  • Cambridge Science Festival from Friday, April 13 to
    Sunday, April 22, 2018.
    2018 Cambridge Science Festival
    The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).  A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun. Here's the schedule.

  • AB Drive-in Control teen driver training on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Go to to sign up (two sessions) and find out  about special Acton-Boxborough pricing. Find out more.

  • Spring Nature Walk on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 3:30pm at the Nagog Hill Conservation area. Download the flyer. Sign up here. Find out more about PIP Nature Walks, led by Tom Tidman.

  • AB Science + Art photography Contest from April 1 to May 31, 2018. Calling all photographers. Take part in a unique, local science + art study. Take pictures of buildings, houses + streetscapes (no people) that you like—or dislike—in Acton and Boxborough. Info at + contact us at + when you are ready upload photos.

Thanks to all who attended these 2018 AB PIP STEM events...
  • 3rd Grade Market Math on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Roche Bros. Supermarket. Congratulations to our two contest winners in the estimation contest. Ananya with a PERFECT estimate of 57 will receive a Galileoscope. Nishi with an excellent 2nd place estimate of 56 packages wins the Skittles packages! We'll contact both winners to arrange for prize delivery. 
  • STEM Book Club on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Discovery Museum for adults and teens.  BookHidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 
  • 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Star Party on March 5 at the Parker Damon Building.
  • 19th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser on March 4 at Nashoba Valley Olympia (rink #3). 
  • 5th Grade Market Math on February 28 at the Roche Bros. Supermarket! We have a winner of our estimation contest. The actual number of pretzel nuggets in the jar was 228. The winning entry is from the Burianek family with a winning estimate of 230! Your prize is a galileoscope! We'll contact the Burianek family to arrange prize delivery. 
  • Family Math Game Night on January 9 at Boxborough's Sargent Memorial Library.

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Who We Are...

AB PIP STEM sponsors FREE local K-12 educational events in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton & Boxborough, Massachusetts. The goal is to make science fun! 

Our events include Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, Discover STEM fair, STEM Book Club, Family Math Game Night and the Night of Code.  We offer STEM games on our website and take-home activities at the Acton Memorial Library. AB PIP STEM welcomes parent volunteers and student volunteers.

Event Calendar

Find out about our events and meetings on our Calendar page. Read the AB PIP STEM Brochure or print the AB PIP STEM Event ListPlease join us! 

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

We Welcome Members

Are you interested in STEM education? AB PIP STEM welcomes new members including parent volunteers and student volunteers. Student volunteers may qualify for community service credit and the chance to win an AB PIP STEM Scholarship. To find out more, attend a monthly meeting or fill out this online form. We'll add you to our email list to let you know about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Adults: Sign Up Here


Karen Pierce Co-Chair 
Dewi Win Co-Chair
Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita