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


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 MathStar Party, Nature Walks, Family Math Game Night, Discover STEM Career Explorationthe 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

Cambridge Science Festival
Friday, April 17 to Sunday April 26
Don't miss the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival, showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun!
Spring Nature WalkNature Walk

What: FREE Guided Nature Walk at Morrison Farm with Tom Tidman
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Who: Enrollment is limited to 20 school-aged children accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off event. Siblings are welcome.
Location: 116 Concord Road, East Acton
Sign Up Here: Fill out the form online! 
Info: Read the Flyer!
Details: Find out more about Nature Walks.

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

STEAMeering, & 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.

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