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PPG Foundation Invests More Than $700,000 in Science, Engineering Programs at 11 U.S. Universities in 2018


PPG (PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation completed grants totaling $715,000 to 11 U.S. universities considered premier institutions in the disciplines of polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and synthetic organic chemistry. The 2018 grants were made on behalf of PPG’s corporate science and technology function.

The grants supported an array of programs and initiatives, including graduate student fellowships, symposia, conference travel awards, scholarships, mentorship programs and other initiatives at the following universities, all of which offer a strong foundation for advancements in science and technology:

  • Carnegie Mellon University;
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
  • North Dakota State University;
  • Northwestern University;
  • Penn State University;
  • University of Akron;
  • University of California, Berkeley;
  • University of Illinois;
  • University of Massachusetts;
  • University of Michigan;
  • University of Wisconsin

“PPG and the PPG Foundation are committed to continued advancements in technology and science, as they are at the very core of what PPG does as a global innovator in paints and coatings,” said Mike Makowski, PPG senior research associate. “We are proud to support the future generation of chemists and engineers as they pave the way for new innovations in the field.”

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018 supporting hundreds of community organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


At PPG (PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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