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

2019 STEM Events

Next DiscoverSTEM 2019 Meeting


Please join us for our next DiscoverSTEM 2019 Meeting on Thursday, August 15 from 7-8pm at Acton Memorial Library upstairs conference room. This is a huge event, which takes a lot of time to plan. Please consider helping out! Find out more.


Summer Bridge Book Fundraiser

Every year, AB PIP STEM offers Summer Bridge Activities workbooks to help your children prevent "summer slide." The award-winning Summer Bridge books keep your students Math and Reading skills sharp and prepare them for the next year. All books are shipped directly to your home
  1. Go to:
  2. Choose your books
  3. Check Out 
  4. Be sure to enter our school code “ABPIP”
  5. Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail.
All proceeds support AB PIP STEM activities and events.

Nature Walk
Thanks for attending the Spring Nature Walk with Tom Tidman
at Pratt's Brook on May 9, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm. Come to our next Nature Walk in the fall.

Congratulations to the 3rd Grade Market Math Estimation Winner! The number of jelly beans in the 3rd Grade Market Math's estimation contest was 303. Congratulations to Peide with an amazing winning estimate of 302! Peide will receive a Galileoscope. We'll contact Peide to make arrangements for prize delivery. Thanks to all who attended 3rd Grade Market Math on Wednesday, April 3 at the Roche Bros Supermarket. 
Market Math
Congratulations to the 5th Grade Market Math Estimation Winner!
 The number of conversation hearts in the 5th Grade Market Math's estimation contest was 479. Congratulations to Dev of Acton with a winning estimate of 439! We'll contact Dev's family to arrange for prize delivery. Thanks to all who attended 5th Grade Market Math at Roche Bros
 in Acton. 

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Community Skate FUNdraiser, Sunday, March 3 at the Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink in Boxborough and the 
Free DocumentaryA Plastic Ocean, Wednesday, March 6. Read about the science of degrading plastics. Info:

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

AB PIP STEM: Making Science Fun!

AB PIP STEM sponsors FREE local K-12 educational events in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts.  

Our events include Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, Discover STEM fair, STEM Book Club, Family Math Game Night and 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.