Community Engagement


Connecting innovators with our love and mastery of STEM exploration


Eager learners create colorful concoctions in Wuppertal, Germany

At PPG, we see education as a way to enable possibilities and progress through learning, curiosity and discovery. After all, our scientists, engineers and innovators were once eager students with an appetite for shaping the world around them. We know first-hand the importance of sparking a passion for science and math in students, as well as the need for a skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. That’s why we aim to share our passion and joy for experimentation with future inventors. 

PPG employees are an active force in helping future STEM talent explore and pursue their passions. From elementary school science fairs to university career panels, our employees demonstrate real-world career and education paths in engineering, manufacturing, chemistry.


How do we connect with future STEM stars?

  • Partner with programs that inspire the groundbreaking, world-changing careers that PPG employees experience.
  • Fund hands-on activities that immerse young people in STEM concepts that are linked to real-world solutions and innovations.
  • Activate the science talent of our employee volunteers to be mentors, connect with students and demonstrate career and education paths.
  • Invest in students pursuing higher education in STEM-related fields and support them with scholarships and career skills training,


in support of STEM programs in 2019


students impacted in 2019

mini-grants to schools for STEM projects (U.S.) in 2019


PPG and the PPG Foundation gifted Carnegie Science Center $7.5 million to help establish the PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, creating a hub of learning to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and prepare them for the workforce of the future.

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Going stellar with science

Going stellar with science

Our employees in France support an annual Science and Technology exhibition to make learning fun and engaging. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019, we joined the two-week “cosmos” themed extravaganza of science, math and engineering activities.

Pathways to student success

Pathways to student success

In Latin America, we hold a long-standing partnership with Junior Achievement to deliver hands on, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programming. 

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Rosa Maria Rodriguez Izquierdo

PPG scientist

Rosa Maria Rodriguez Izquierdo


By giving young girls the chance to see what a career in science can hold, we can help inspire them to become the next generation of great female pioneers. It’s incredible to witness their reactions to our work, their curiosity to learn and their drive to experience and excel in STEM.

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