PPG Foundation Invests $62K in Mich. Programs
August 29, 2018—PPG announced Tuesday that the PPG Foundation recently invested more than $62,000 to support two educational programs in Michigan. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings facility in Troy.
The PPG Foundation provided $60,000 for SAE International’s award-winning A World in Motion science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, which reaches nearly 2,000 students throughout Detroit, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. The program includes training teachers to increase their knowledge of, and comfort in, teaching science, technology and math, as well as providing schools with SAE’s classroom-based, hands-on STEM curriculum and materials.
A $2,500 grant to Kettering University will support the Young Innovators program, where students in fourth through sixth grades create original inventions to solve perplexing problems and meet perceived personal or community needs.
“Today’s youth are the future of the automotive industry, and PPG is proud to support programs that engage and encourage these young people to explore STEM-related fields that are important for advanced manufacturing,” said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president-elect, Automotive OEM Coatings, Americas.