The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- American Association of University Women: $6,000 in scholarships for seven young women from the Santa Clarita Valley in California to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp.
- Gregg Anderson Academy: $5,000 to support two FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition teams and an after-school club.
- Palmdale High School: $10,000 for the school’s green car program, where students build and race a solar car.
- Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs: $5,000 to support Creative Electronics, which is an after-school program that aims to help more than 150 girls learn technology skills and introduce them to technology careers.
- Soul Spa Foundation: $10,000 for the S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo, which gives students an opportunity to explore science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and manufacturing-based activities and exhibits.
- Summit View School: $5,000 for the school’s FIRST robotics team to attend competitions.
- Valley Family Center: $8,000 for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) component of an after-school tutoring program for children with special learning needs.
“Having a well-educated workforce that is proficient in STEM skills is important to PPG and the aerospace industry,” said Tim Behmlander, PPG general manager, Aerospace, Americas. “PPG is proud to support these important programs for the youth in our community.”