We’re thankful for PPG’s support of vital educational programs in Canada,” said Lori Gatmaitan, executive director, SAE Foundation Canada. “Through this program, young students learn how to apply science and technology concepts by solving real-world problems in a team setting, communicate clearly, raise questions, assimilate information and work cooperatively towards common goals. This structure helps to engage and inspire students at the earliest age possible to pursue careers in sought-after science fields.”
AWIM activities incorporate curriculum built around the “Engineering Design Experience.” These programs require students to work in teams to solve a design challenge by analysing who a product is for and what must be accomplished; gathering and synthesising data; designing, developing and testing a prototype; and presenting their findings and ideas. By integrating science and technology with other subject areas, students can make connections across disciplines that are personally relevant to them. In addition, professionals that work in the science and technology industry volunteer in the AWIM program to serve as a role model, community liaison and professional resource to participants. “PPG supports the importance of demonstrating the significance of science, technology, engineering and math to students at a young age,” said Sue Sloan, PPG corporate global social responsibility executive director.
“We are pleased to provide support for the SAE A World In Motion program, which has helped educate more than 4 million students to date.”
PPG aims to create brighter, more colorful communities where the company has a presence around the world. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.