A $13,500 grant to Xbots Robotics will help expand the robotics team’s GoBabyGo! outreach initiative, where members modify battery-powered ride-on vehicles to help disabled children with their rehab and physical therapy. The program also offers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) training to underprivileged children from various participating Boys & Girls Clubs.
A $5,000 grant to Summit View School will provide support to the school’s FIRST Robotics team. Through STEM-based activities, FIRST Robotics encourages collaboration and communication, team-building, and the development of skills in engineering, programming and electronics.
“PPG is proud to support programs that provide young people with real-world experience in STEM-related fields, which are important for the advancement of the aerospace industry,” said Tim Behmlander, PPG GM, Aerospace, Americas.
The PPG Foundation also recently donated an additional $20,000 to two organizations in Alabama on behalf of PPG’s Huntsville aerospace facility.