Past Events


Save the date for DiscoverSTEM 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at ABRHS Cafeteria

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. Find out more.


Market Math
Thank you for attending Market Math Mania on Wednesday February 4, 2015  
The Winner of the Cheese Ball Puff Estimation Contest was Adam Arthur. The actual number was 336, and Adam estimated 350! Adam will receive an AB PIP STEM t-shirt. We will contact the winner to make arrangements to deliver your prize.
Thanks for attending FAMILY MATH GAME Night K-12 on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The Open House at the Sargent Library in Boxborough from 5pm to 8pm featured Domino Math Games, Sudoku, Set, KenKen©, Legos and Robotics.

AB PIP STEM thanks Guest Speaker and Local Author, Ann Sussman

Ann Sussman spoke at the AB PIP STEM meeting at ABRHS on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Her topic was the intersection of architecture and neuroscience. She discussed her new book, Cognitive Architecture, and we learned how our subconscious tendencies affect how we respond to the built environment. For more information, visit

Fall Nature Walk Recap

Thanks to all who attended our Fall Nature Walk.

What: Guided Nature Walk with Tom Tidman
When: Thursday October 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm–3:45pm
Location: Nara Park (new location because of rain)
Price: FREE
For: Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult
Info: Read the flyer
Pre-registration required. Limit: 20 children.

Computer Science Education Week

Monday, December 8–Sunday, December 14 AB PIP STEM joined the AB community in the Hour of Code, an opportunity for teachers, students and families of all ages to try computer programming. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

2014 3rd Grade Market Math

Market Math
During this year's Market Math event at Roche Bros. Supermarket in Acton, 3rd graders participated in a Cheese Ball Estimation Contest. Contest Winners: The cheese ball count from the 3rd Grade Market Math Estimation Contest was 930. Congratulations to Matthew, Liam, and Joan for their winning estimate of 1,000!!

2014 5th Grade Market Math

During this year's Market Math event at Roche Bros. Supermarket in Acton, 5th graders participated in a Pretzel Estimation Contest. The pretzel nugget count from the 5th Grade Market Math Estimation Contest was 474. Congratulations to Riley Smith for her winning estimate of 450!

2014 4th Grade Star Party

Star Party
Over 700 students and parents participated in the 2014 Star Party on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Parker-Damon Building. Thanks for attending. Find out more about the 4th Grade Star Party.

Celebrating Long-time AB PIP STEM Volunteer

Fond memories accompany this tribute to Susan Krikorian who passed away last week after a long illness. Not only did Sue volunteer for every PIP event, she chaired the SummerSkills fundraiser and brought her cheerful spirit and good humor to every event. We will miss her wit, wisdom and joie de vivre. Read the Beacon story about Susan.


For information about previous years, see the AB PIP STEM News Archives.

2014-2015 STEM Pictures

2014 ABRHS Science Family Night

AB PIP STEM supports the Science Family Night hosted by the ABRHS Science Teams. Every November, the ABRHS Science, Environthon, iGEM and Resource Force Teams invite elementary school children to the high school for fun, interactive science activities.  Below are pictures from the 2014 Science Family Night.

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