The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- American Association of University Women: $6,000 to sponsor young women from across Alabama to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp.
- Cap & Gown Project: $1,000 to fund college tours for high school students from low-income homes to create academic opportunities for underrepresented students.
- Columbia High School: $5,000 to support the school’s FIRST® Robotics program, which offers students a chance to work with industry professionals, get exposure to career options, go on exclusive career tours and internships and get help with college considerations.
- Free 2 Teach Foundation: $2,000 in free student supplies and classroom resources for public school teachers in Madison County, Alabama.
- Madison City Schools: $5,000 to purchase necessary materials and supplies for students and teachers to explore science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and other science-based fields.
- Ronald E. McNair Junior High School: $5,000 to establish the school’s first all-female Greenpower team to help students further explore STEM fields.
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation: $15,000 to sponsor AVIATION CHALLENGE teams and provide scholarships for children with financial need to attend Aviation Challenge programs.
“PPG is committed to helping today’s youth, especially those who are underrepresented, gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to pursue a college degree and a career in a STEM field,” said Tom Meyer, PPG plant manager, Huntsville.