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Science Education

Supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives

“Wild by Design: Innovations from A to Zoo” is a collaborative effort between PPG Industries, the Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Here, students learn about biomemetics during an interactive demonstrations.
To help plant the seeds of innovation, PPG supports programs that broaden access to education and strengthen skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

PPG’s strategy for support of STEM initiatives is defined by the emerging macro-trends (i.e. energy, environmental, consumer, security, new materials) which predicate our core markets, product offerings, and technology needs.

Consequently, PPG will judiciously support STEM programs which align with our Strategic Business Units and their respective technology needs and evolving product offerings. Realizing a finite resource pool, PPG supports STEM initiatives for non-profit and governmental organizations reflecting our global footprint, emphasizing diversity and under-represented populations, focusing on programmatic initiatives in preference to capital requests or promotional opportunities, and tiered relative to type of support and eligibility at the local, state, regional, national, and global levels.

To learn more about PPG's support for STEM inititiaves, visit the Sustainability section and the following web sites:

 Type of Support       Beneficiaries  Criteria (per STEM Support Statement)
 Direct Grants  Non-Profits,
 Colleges &
Programmatic requests in preference to capital requests.
More information is available at Guidelines & Application
 Employee /
 Employee or 
 Selected Non-
 profit & 

 Matching Gifts - Incentive for employee giving
 Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG
 Employees & Retirees (GIVE) - Recognizes on-going volunteerism
 Public Education Leadership Community   
Grants (PELC) - Employee grant opportunities for enriching education

Public & Private
 Volunteer activities emphasizing STEM education initiatives. Examples include:
  • Mentoring
  • Science Demonstrations
  • Job Shadowing
  • Facility Tours
 More information is available by email request to SciEd@ppg.com