Acton-Boxborough (AB) Parent Involvement Project (PIP) STEM

Increasing Community Involvement in STEM Education K-12

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

Upcoming STEM Events

Fall Nature Walk
  • 2018 Fall Nature Walk. On Thursday, October 18, 3:30-4:30pm, AB PIP STEM will host a FREE Nature Walk Guided with Tom Tidman, Director of Natural Resources Acton. We will meet at the entrance to the Grassy Pond Conservation area at the end of Willis Holden Drive, off Hammond Road via Samuel Parlin Drive, Acton. Read the flyer. Adults and children of all ages welcome. RSVP. Sign up here.

  • Star Party
    2018 Star Party for 7th Graders
    . Join us Monday, November 5, Rain or Shine, 6-8:30pm at the Parker Damon Building in Acton. It is a chance for 7th graders and their parents and families to meet amateur astronomers, peek at the night sky with telescopes, meet Galileo, and make a take-home star finder. Planets, galaxies and Orion Nebula will be visible. Check out the website for updates at or download the flyer. Sign up to volunteer here (grades 7+ and adults). 

    How to Spot The International Space Station (ISS)
    Follow this link for sighting opportunities in our local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

We Welcome Members

Are you interested in STEM education? AB PIP STEM welcomes new members including parent volunteers and student volunteers. Student volunteers may qualify for community service credit and the chance to win an AB PIP STEM Scholarship. To find out more, attend a monthly meeting or fill out this online form. We'll add you to our email list to let you know about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Adults: Sign Up Here


Karen Pierce Co-Chair 
Dewi Win Co-Chair
Karen Herther Coach & Co-Chair Emerita
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Our Goal is to Make Science Fun!

AB PIP STEM sponsors FREE local K-12 educational events in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts.  

Our events include Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, Discover STEM fair, STEM Book Club, Family Math Game Night and Night of Code.  We offer STEM games on our website and take-home activities at the Acton Memorial Library. AB PIP STEM welcomes parent volunteers and student volunteers.

Event Calendar

Find out about our events and meetings on our Calendar page. Read the AB PIP STEM Brochure or print the AB PIP STEM Event ListPlease join us! 


Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners!

Each year, AB PIP STEM awards scholarships to seniors who were outstanding AB PIP STEM volunteers over the previous 6 years. This year, there were 4 seniors who received this award:
  • Arushi Bhalchandra
  • Jasper Hendrix
  • Shruti Nanda
  • Katherine Yee
Congratulations and Thank You for all you've given to AB PIP!!

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