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PPG donates $10,000 to Science Buddies

Donation funds new project ideas for K-12 students to explore color, surface science


PITTSBURGH - The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to Science Buddies, a nonprofit organization that provides millions of students, parents and teachers with highly personalized online resources to help build literacy in science and technology.

“The donation from PPG has enabled Science Buddies to expand our project base with engaging experiments for K-12 students to learn more about the science behind color and surfaces,” said Jayme Burke, vice president, Science Buddies. “We appreciate the ongoing assistance from PPG as we continue to provide core program support to a wide variety of students and help develop them into tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and other technical professionals.”

In collaboration with PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), Science Buddies developed project ideas that investigate color and surfaces through chemistry, human behavior, mechanical engineering, photography, physics and sociology. The Science Buddies website provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that can be conducted at home, in the classroom or at science fairs.

Science Buddies also worked with PPG to develop project ideas for 118,000 students and teachers in Allegheny County, Pa.; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Guilford County, N.C.; and Harris County, Texas.

“As a company dedicated to supporting communities where our employees work and live, we are excited about the Science Buddies project ideas related to PPG,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “With this, Science Buddies is directly impacting students in our communities by offering them effective and high-quality education materials.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

About Science Buddies
Science Buddies is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to help students from all walks of life build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century. The website at quickly and efficiently matches students with comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips and techniques that will hold their interest and answer their questions. Additionally, it provides a bridge between scientists and students with an online community of science professionals who volunteer as advisors. Science Buddies resources are available free of charge to K-12 students, parents and teachers thanks to underwriting support and individual donations.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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