Planning Volunteers

We need adults to serve on the sponsor, exhibitor, and other committees. This is a HUGE event, which takes a lot of time to plan. Please consider helping out! Planning takes place starting in the spring. SIGN UP HERE to volunteer


We need business and community sponsors for DiscoverSTEM2017. PIP offers four levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Contributor. 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. Read the Sponsor Letter.

  1. We need exhibitors include engineers, scientists, techies and company representatives to showcase their products, services, ideas and inventions and share their passion and knowledge for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Please SIGN UP HERE and fill out the exhibitor application. See our list of current exhibitors (updated 9/14/17).

Event Volunteers
DiscoverSTEM cannot take place without our dedicated student and adult volunteers. Student volunteers work side-by-side with exhibitors during the Open House in a mentor-mentee pairing. We encourage students in grades 7-12 to help out with set up/cleanup, exhibits (student volunteers only), logistics, registration or hospitality (student and adult volunteers). We also welcome hospitality donations. ABRHS students can earn community service hours that can be applied toward Accept the Challenge. The Event Signup (for the night of) will be available starting September 2017.


The 10th anniversary of DiscoverSTEM on November 2, 2015 was a huge success. Thanks to all attendees, 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.

DiscoverSTEM 2015

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. 

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). Past exhibitors included robotics experts, software developers, heart specialists and naturalists who represented STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). Products have ranged from electric cars to electric bikes, and sponsors ranged from iRobot to The Discovery Museums.
DiscoverSTEM 2015

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


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.