Partnering with universities to advance innovation and support STEM scholars
The world-changing technologies of tomorrow are propelled through the students of today. At renowned universities, it is often students who bring forth innovation and emerging technologies. It’s through higher education partnerships at premier universities worldwide that PPG and the PPG Foundation have established a launching point for a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent pipeline and the world-class expertise and discovery that make tomorrow’s possibilities a reality.
Our long-standing collaborations with leading universities are facilitated by supporting student scholarships and fellowships, joint research and innovation programs, student mentorship and symposium opportunities and more.
Through PPG Foundation funding and engagement with various technical and professional groups within PPG, we aim to work hand-in-hand with our university partners to support diverse students preparing for in-demand careers that will shape global innovation and cutting-edge technologies in areas such as polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and synthetic organic chemistry. See a sampling of these partnerships below.
GRADUATE STEM STUDENTS EXCEL WITH MENTORSHIP
The PPG Foundation is a proud funder of STEM*FYI, a mentorship program at University of California, Berkeley that pairs advanced student mentors with historically underrepresented, first-year grad students to create a support network that goes beyond the classroom. Through conferences, workshops and more, students move closer to their professional development and research goals.Learn More
ASSISTANT DEAN OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
LLOYD MUNJANJA, PHD
"The PPG Grant has been a great opportunity to positively impact the quality of black chemists’ experiences at the University of Illinois Chemistry programs. Through this high quality of experience afforded by the PPG grant, we have seen a steady increase in the underrepresented minority students at Illinois Chemistry."