PPG donates $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University for WISER program

20/10/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for its Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) program. The funding, on behalf of PPG Industries’ automotive coatings facilities in Cleveland and Euclid, Ohio, supports development-related activities for women majoring in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
 

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for its Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) program. The funding, on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive coatings facilities in Cleveland and Euclid, Ohio, supports development-related activities for women majoring in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Here, Nicole Smith of the NASA Glenn Research Center talks to WISER participants and their professional mentors during a dinner sponsored by the PPG and the foundation.


The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for its Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) program. The funding, on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive coatings facilities in Cleveland and Euclid, Ohio, supports development-related activities for women majoring in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Here, WISER participants and their professional mentors talk during a dinner sponsored by PPG and funded by the foundation.

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for its Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) program. The funding, on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive coatings facilities in Cleveland and Euclid, Ohio, supports development-related activities for women majoring in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

“We are very grateful for PPG’s donation, which helps WISER continue to provide experiences for undergraduate women that will positively influence their pursuit of STEMM-related majors and careers,” said Shannon B. Lundeen, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at CWRU, which oversees the WISER program. “PPG’s support is a great example of how academia and industry can partner to offer students more opportunities for investigating and getting excited about real-world STEMM professions.”

WISER is a student group that offers women pursuing STEMM-related degrees at CWRU a supportive learning community and the tools they need to succeed. The program promotes students’ academic excellence by engaging them in professional and peer mentoring relationships, as well as community outreach, to encourage the next generation of women in STEMM.

“Because we value programs that help prepare tomorrow’s STEMM leaders, PPG is excited to be building a relationship with WISER and Case Western Reserve,” said Robin Tanaka, PPG plant manager at the Euclid, Ohio, manufacturing facility. “Our support will expand learning opportunities for young women at CWRU and grow our ties with this well-respected research institution. We are proud to help grow students’ interest in STEMM careers and encourage them to share that enthusiasm in the community and in their careers.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit case.edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.

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PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
www.ppgfoundation.com

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