As a science and technology company, PPG is proud to invest in the next generation of scientists, creators, and engineers. PPG knows the importance of education in creating a diverse, skilled STEM workforce and sustainable communities.
PPG Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the leading paint and coating manufacturer, has awarded four STEM grants totaling $40,000 to four high-needs schools in communities where they operate. The Title 1 schools, Morris and Chapman Schools in Huntsville, AL and Allderdice and Carmalt Schools in Pittsburgh, PA., each received $10,000 to advance their STEM curriculum, tools, and resources to make a transformational impact on their middle and high school students.
AdoptAClassroom.org and PPG understand that schools’ needs vary. With that in mind, when partners give through AdoptAClassroom.org, schools receive their donations as flexible funding. School administrators and teachers are empowered to choose how to use their STEM grant to best benefit their students.
Schools have several months to activate their plans, but preliminary proposals include:
- Allderdice will update their twenty-year-old robotics equipment, giving students the opportunity to work with modern prototypes in their robotics lab.
- Chapman and Carmalt will transform their STEM learning and maker spaces.
- Morris will use the funds to advance their work with Project Lead the Way and Project Greenpeace, two established STEM programs currently utilized at the school.
Beyond the classroom experience, STEM builds students’ curiosity, critical thinking and collaborative skills.
Learn more about how PPG invests in STEM education across the globe here.