PPG donates $5,000 to University of Alabama – Huntsville

12/11/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH), which is using the grant to provide scholarships for its Girls’ Science and Engineering Day. The grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ aerospace business, which operates a manufacturing facility in Huntsville.
 

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace manufacturing facility in Huntsville to the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH), which is using the grant to provide scholarships for its Girls’ Science and Engineering Day. Earlier this month, Girls’ Science and Engineering Day participants enjoyed workshops on topics from the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields as well as a special performance by members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights aerial demonstration team, who parachuted in over the Shelby Science Center and then fielded questions from students.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 12, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH), which is using the grant to provide scholarships for its Girls’ Science and Engineering Day. The grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business, which operates a manufacturing facility in Huntsville.

Girls’ Science and Engineering Day provides a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshops for elementary school-aged girls. The effort, which is completely supported through volunteer efforts, attracts about 500 participants each year and promotes the idea that it is “Cool to Be Smart,” which is the program’s tagline. The program was recognized in 2011 with a Bronze Medal for program excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

“We appreciate PPG’s support of Girls’ Science and Engineering Day, which aims to promote STEM education,” said Brenda Walker, assistant vice president for development at UAH. “With PPG’s help, we can offer scholarships to reach girls who otherwise couldn’t attend.”

In addition to the grant, members of the Southeast chapter of PPG’s Women’s Leadership Council volunteer at the event.

“Girls’ Science and Engineering Day provides an opportunity for PPG employees to share their passion for STEM subjects,” said Tom Meyer, PPG Huntsville plant manager. “PPG appreciates the opportunity to get girls excited about STEM and mentor UAH engineering students. We realize that by encouraging interest in STEM subjects today, we are helping to cultivate a generation of innovators for tomorrow.”

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.

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
www.ppgfoundation.com

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