DiscoverSTEM is a showcase of interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities for students in grades 7 through 12 plus adults.

During the Open House, engineers, scientists and techies team up with student volunteers to showcase products, services, ideas and inventions and share their passion and knowledge for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The biennial event is held from 6:00 to 8:30pm at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and culminates in a raffle with fantastic prizes. 

DiscoverSTEM could not take place without our dedicated student and adult volunteers. Student volunteers work side-by-side with exhibitors during the Open House. We encourage students in grades 7-12 to help out with planning, set up/cleanup, exhibits, logistics, registration or hospitality. Adults are needed to help with planning and operations. We also welcome hospitality donations. ABRHS students can earn community service hours that can be applied toward Accept the Challenge. 

AB PIP STEM hosts DiscoverSTEM with support from the AB Regional SchoolsThe Discovery Museums, the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce School-to-Business Partnership Committee (SBPC) and many other generous sponsors. Past exhibitors included robotics experts, software developers, heart specialists and naturalists who represented STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). If you, your company, or your organization is interested in becoming an exhibitor, please fill out out exhibitor application

DiscoverSTEM requires exhibitors, business sponsors and community sponsors. PIP offers four levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Contributor. Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Our goal is to cover all event expenses and to support ongoing AB PIP STEM math, science and technology educational enrichment activities, including our annual STEM student leadership scholarships

Highlights from Earlier DiscoverSTEM Events


Thank you for joining us on Monday, November 4, 2019 for DiscoverSTEM from 6:00 to 8:30pm at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.


On November 6, 2017, approximately 50 exhibitors demonstrated at DiscoverSTEMWatch the video and see the photosCheck out our Exhibitor List, see the Event Program
and read the article in Wicked LocalSee our List of 2017 sponsors, contributors and donors and our Big Ticket and Golden Ticket Raffle Posters.


The 10th anniversary of DiscoverSTEM on November 2, 2015 was a huge success. Thanks to all attendees, 2015 Sponsors, exhibitors and contributors! Check out the DiscoverSTEM2015 Photo Gallery, read all about it in the Worcester Journal article and watch the Acton TV Video filmed by ABRHS students.


See Discover STEM 2013 Pictures (courtesy of David McCormick), read the Acton Patch article, An Inside Look at Discover STEM 2013. Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors and 2013 Exhibitors.


See the Discover STEM 2011 photos (Courtesy of David McCormick). Thank you to the Beacon for supporting DiscoverSTEM2011 event by posting our announcements, covering the event and for the Beacon 12/1 feature story, Science in Focus at Fair. See the 2011 DiscoverSTEM Video on Acton TV. Thanks to our 2011 Sponsors and 2011 Exhibitors.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of DiscoverSTEM, let's flash back to earlier DiscoverSTEM events.