AB PIP STEM Events, Grades 7-12

Family Math Games
 Math Games
Family Math Games
Family Math Game Night is an indoor, winter event. AB PIP STEM volunteers bring dominos and instructions for Domino Math games, Suduko and KENKEN. Domino Math games are a simple, inexpensive, fun way for students from 1st grade through high school to practice estimation skills and number facts. Younger children play addition and subtraction games; advanced students play multiplication and division games or experiment with equations. Appropriate for all grades, K-12. Each year, we include special activities like legos and robotics. We welcome student volunteers who want to teach younger students.
Discover STEM
Every two years AB PIP STEM sponsors a DiscoverSTEM event. Discover STEM is a reverse science fair, geared for students in grades 7 through 12. Scientists and technologists from the community set up booths at the high school to share the latest technology. Previous fairs included robotics demonstrations, one laptop per child (olpc) computing, geocaching, water testing and examples of alternative energy sources.

Book Club
STEM Book Club
Every winter, AB PIP STEM sponsors a STEM book club meeting at the Science Discovery Museums. This event is appropriate for teens and adults. This year's book is How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. Past titles included Last Child in the Woods, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci and Letters to a Young Scientist.

AB PIP STEM Partner Event

Physics of Driving
In the fall and spring, AB PIP STEM partners with Drive In Control to offer Advanced Save Driving classes for teens and adults.  In Control Safe Driver Training teaches student drivers to react to life-threatening situations behind the wheel. Drive In Control offers hands-on techniques for mastering accident avoidance and car control while teaching students about real-world physics. AB teens with a learner's permit (10 hours experience) or license and a parent are eligible. 

STEM Projects, Grades 7-12

Green Events
Green Events
AB PIP STEM supports green initiatives including Earth Day and Green Acton. Earth Day is a world-wide spring event that focuses on conservation. Find out what your family can do to help conserve and protect our precious water and natural resources. Appropriate for all agesGreen Acton is a volunteer organization encouraging sustainable town-wide initiatives.
Solar Energy
Solar Energy
AB PIP STEM joins the Acton Solar Panel Project in encouraging alternative energy education and environmental awareness among young people. In collaboration with the Acton-Boxborough Regional School System, PIP is working on educational initiatives for students to learn more about the town's solar panel, data collection and energy consumption. Appropriate for all grades. See the Solar Energy for links to the solar data.

The Engineering Workshops are led by MIT engineering students. The goal is to answer the question "What is Engineering?" for students ingrades 7 - 12. The presenters give an overview of engineering disciplines, explain why engineering is a rewarding career, and share their experiences as engineering students. The workshops include a hands-on activity using engineering concepts. Although the workshops are open to girls and boys, they are sponsored in part by the MIT Women in Engineering (WIE) Initiative. See the Engineering page for details.

Science Fairs

AB PIP STEM supports the annual Science Family Night, hosted by ABRHS Science, Environthon, IGEM and Resource Force Teams as students from the high school present fun and interactive science activities to elementary-aged students at Science Family Night.

AB PIP STEM hosts the biennial DiscoverSTEM reverse science fair. 
 Past exhibitors included robotics experts, software developers, heart specialists and naturalists who represented STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). At the last event, products ranged from electric cars to electric bikes, and sponsors ranged from iRobot to The Discovery Museums. Find out more about DiscoverSTEM.