Increasing Community Involvement in 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. 

Join Us, Find Us and Follow Us

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! 

Volunteers Needed

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


Seema Bhalchandra Co-Chair 
Dewi Win Co-Chair
Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita (978) 263-6742

2016 AB PIP STEM Events

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

Find AB PIP STEM resources on our website and at the library. We also partner with other STEM groups and support STEM community projects.

2016 Spring Nature Walk

What: Join us for a FREE Guided Nature Walk with our guide, Tom Tidman, Director of  
Acton’s Natural Resources Department. Enrollment is limited to 20 school-aged children, Grades 2 through 6. This is not a drop-off event; children must be accompanied by an adult, but siblings are welcome. Sign-up is coming soon. During our Nature Walks, we use Acton, Naturally Nature Guides to identify indigenous species and find local, seasonal flora and fauna. 
Where: Meet at the Nara Park Bath House, Rt. 27 Acton
When: MAY 19 (New date!) from 3:00 to 4:30pm
Who: Grades 2 through 6 accompanied by a Parent
Info:  Find out more about Nature Walks and Read the flyer.
RSVP: Sign up here to join us for the 2016 Spring Nature Walk.

Thank you for attending 3rd Grade Market Math at Roche Bros.

Every year at Market Math, we hold an estimation contest. This year, the number of cheese puffs in our contest was 80. Amazingly, we had three winners who estimated the puffs EXACTLY! Congratulations to Lexi, Margo, and Szymon! Each of you will receive a Galileoscope. We'll contact you to deliver your prizes.

Thank You for Attending DiscoverSTEM


Many thanks to our Guests, ExhibitorsSponsors and Volunteers at our DiscoverSTEM event on Monday evening November 2 at ABRHS. 

Check out the DiscoverSTEM2015 Photo Gallery and read all about it in the Worcester Journal article.

ABRHS Resource Force
The ABRHS Resource Force delivered solar energy solutions, conservation techniques and composting ideas at DiscoverSTEM 2015.

Cool Exhibits

Girls Who Code

The Girls Who Code Clubs Program teaches computer science to 6th-12th grade girls. This unique and scalable model enables girls nationally to access Girls Who Code in their communities. Clubs have launched nationally in over 25 states, helping thousands of girls learn how to code. 

Interested in starting up a Girls Who Code Club? Contact us

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.