At PPG, we see education as a way to enable possibilities and progress through learning, curiosity and discovery. We know first-hand the importance of education and the need for a skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce to create stronger, more sustainable communities. Education sits at the helm of the innovation that will shape our world for generations to come, open opportunities for students around the world and accelerate pathways for diversity in STEM fields.
Our focus on STEM
Globally, we aim to build the next generation of STEM leaders ready to help our society meet collective challenges quickly, creatively and effectively.
Our funding supports students at various points along their educational continuum. We are helping to increase the number of young people with an interest in STEM, with a focus on historically excluded populations. We also support diverse students entering advanced STEM studies.
In the U.S., the STEM workforce does not reflect the diversity of the nation. There is an underrepresentation of Black, Hispanic and women among professional and student populations. Our efforts in the U.S. specifically focus on these students, in order to close existing race and gender gaps.
The link between color and learning
As a leading color authority PPG understands the positive impact that color can have on a space, and its potential to impact moods and behavior. Key findings from our new study, funded by PPG and conducted in partnership with Campos and RAND Corporation, highlight these critical connections between color and enhanced student and teacher engagement.