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Discover STEM

Discover STEM

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 is sponsored by AB PIP STEM with support from the AB Regional Schools, The Discovery Museums, the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce School-to-Business Partnership Committee (SBPC). DiscoverSTEM photos are courtesy of David McCormick.

DiscoverSTEM relies on Exhibitors, Volunteers and Sponsors. 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. See our lists of 2013 Sponsors and 2013 Exhibitors.


DiscoverSTEM exhibitors include engineers, scientists, techies and company representatives who sign up to showcase their products, services, ideas and inventions and share their passion and knowledge for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students, parents and the community are welcome to visit and learn the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math behind products, services, ideas and inventions.


DiscoverSTEM needs student and adult volunteers. Student volunteers work side-by-side with exhibitors during the Open House. ABRHS students earn community service hours and 990 credit hours. We encourage students in grades 7-12 to volunteer for DiscoverSTEM including Exhibitor Help (student volunteers only), Logistics, Registration or Hospitality Help (student and adult volunteers) or with Hospitality Donations.


PIP needs business and community sponsors to support DiscoverSTEM. PIP offers four levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Contributor. Read the Sponsorship Letter and Form. 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.

Thanks for Participating!

Thanks to all attendees, students, parents, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers.

Discover STEM


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.

Discover STEM 2011 Photos


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 Video on Acton TV and the Video on Acton Patch of the 2011 DiscoverSTEM. Thanks to our 2011 Sponsors and 2011 Exhibitors.

Increasing Community Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education (STEM) K-12