The easiest way to reach Acton-Boxborough PIP STEM is via email. To join the Acton-Boxborough PIP STEM team or to receive information about PIP activities please send email to: actonpip@gmail.com.

Parent Volunteers

Student Volunteers

The AB PIP STEM coalition is made up of volunteers who support and promote parent involvement in children's math and science education. If you send email to actonpip@gmail.com, we will add your name to the Acton-Boxborough PIP E-Loop.

AB PIP STEM Steering Committee

Co-Chair: John Petersen (978) 263-6144
Co-Chair: Dewi Win
Chair Emerita: Karen Herther (978) 263-6742
Book Club: Denise LeBlanc
Science Team Liaison/Discover STEM Contact: Murali Sethumadhavan
Market Math: Dave Hart
Secretary: Open
Star Party: Eileen Sullivan, Steve Feinstein
Solar Projects: Kate Crosby
STEM Boxborough Representatives: Ellen Hickey, Joanne Mills
SummerSkills: Anna Sater (978) 263-4889
Technology Secretary: Paulien Hendrix
Treasurer: Rheta Roeber
Webmaster: Janice M. Ward

Accept the Challenge! PIP encourages jr. high and high school students to volunteer for our special events. Last year, students earned community service credits for volunteering at Market Math Mania stations at the Roche Bros. and Star Party stations at the Parker Damon School. Interested? Send email to actonpip@gmail.com.

2013 Scholarship Winners

Good luck to this year's AB PIP STEM scholarship winners including Erin McLaughlin, Clark Jacobsohn, Prakhar Sahay and Ethan Sherman. In the photo, John Petersen presented the awards to Erin, Clark and Ethan at ABRHS.
2013 Scholarship Winners
Erin McLaughlin's favorite AB PIP STEM event was the 4th Grade Star Party, where she was especially helpful in managing the crowds waiting to get into the indoor planetarium. Erin will attend Penn State next year and will study nursing. Clark Jacobsohn started volunteering at DiscoverSTEM. As Clark's interest in STEM grew, so did his involvement with AB PIP. Clark was involved with the Robotics Club and hopes to continue to be a mentor with the ABRHS club when he attends WPI next year. Prakhar Sahay started attending AB PIP STEM events in elementary school. Prakhar has a wide variety of STEM interests (Biology, Computer Science. ACSL competitions, Ed Tech); he will attend Brandeis in the fall. Ethan Sherman attended many AB PIP STEM events in elementary school and started volunteering in junior high. Ethan has always been interested in Biology and Math, and will major in Finance at American University.

2012 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to AB PIP STEM scholarship winners—Alison Reip, who will attend Tulane University and Megan Rabideau, who will attend Tufts University. John Petersen presented the awards at Acton-Boxborough Regional High.
2012 Scholarship Winners

2011 Scholarship Winners

PIP offers Leadership/Scholarship Awards and Service Awards. Leadership/Scholarship Awards go to AB seniors who have taken charge at PIP events and offered substantial contributions to STEM in the community. PIP service awards go to AB seniors who have volunteered for more than six PIP events during their high school years including Market Math, Star Party and STEM Discovery Fairs.
2011 Scholarship Award Winners

2011 Leadership/Scholarship Awards
PIP Co-chairs, John Petersen (left) and Karen Herther (right) awarded PIP scholarships to Prateek Sahay for AB Robotics, Naman Bharadwaj for AB Robotics, Jenn Kappel for Leadership/Service, and Melissa Wang for Leadership/Service.

2011 Service Awards
The following seniors received PIP Service Awards: Nick DeMello, Rosa Huang, Sunny Li, Lex Martin, Henry Neale, Gabi Walters, Jesse Ward, Julia Whyte, and Michael Wu.

2010 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Isabel Krakoff and Danni Sherman, won PIP's 2010 leadership/scholarship awards. Isabel volunteered with PIP for the past six years and took leadership roles in the Star Party, Market Math and Discover STEM events. Isabel plans to pursue a degree in social sciences at Hamilton College. Danny took leadership roles with PIP in Market Math stations and became the EMCEE for the 2009 Discover STEM video. Danny plans to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester this fall. Congratulations to Isabel and Danny.

2009 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Douglas Randolph and Erin Sweet, won PIP's 2009 scholarships. These awards were based on Douglas and Erin's outstanding volunteer service at PIP STEM events including leading and mentoring students at Market Math Mania at Roche Bros, Star Parties, and the PIP STEM Career Fest. Douglas is studying business administration with a focus on technology at Bentley University and Erin is pursuing a degree in special education at Lesley University.

2008 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Josh Crofton-McDonald of Acton and Jessica Hatch of Boxborough, won PIP's 2008 scholarships. These awards were based on outstanding volunteer service in PIP STEM events. PIP gives preference to students pursuing STEM education. Josh attends Cornell University and Jessica attends Case Western University.


Acton-Boxborough PIP welcomes donations of any amount to help support PIP activities and events. Your donations may be eligible for matching gifts; ask your employer.

Please make checks payable to:
Acton-Boxborough Schools/PIP
Please send checks to:
Acton-Boxborough Schools
Administration Building
15 Charter Road
Acton, MA 01720
Attention: Eileen Sullivan

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