BIRSTALL, U.K. – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it teamed up once again with the UK’s Science Museum Group as a major partner for the biennial Manchester Science Festival at the city’s Science and Industry Museum. PPG hosted a packed program of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education activities and experiences. Its involvement follows a partnership with the Science Museum Group’s events at the Bradford Science Festival in 2020 and 2021.
“We were delighted to be a major partner of the festival in Manchester to continue inspiring young children to consider a career path in STEM and being accessible for all,” said Sarah Mullaney, PPG senior communications associate, U.K. and Ireland. “We hope this year’s festival has encouraged young children’s curiosity in science, engineering and problem solving.”
The festival offered a wide range of activities around this year’s theme “future human,” bringing together scientists, STEM professionals and the public to share and explore ideas around the topic.
“PPG brought a burst of color to the Manchester Science Festival 2022, working with visitors to discover how different colors influence our emotions and how this science could transform the look and feel of our cities in the future,” said Ella Wild, head of festivals and events, Science and Industry Museum.
“The festival is such a special event for the Science and Industry Museum, and a real highlight of the city’s cultural calendar,” said Wild. “It provides a unique opportunity to support our audiences as they explore their STEM skills through an awe-inspiring selection of playful and insightful experiences, all of which are made possible with the support of our corporate partners, such as PPG.”
“PPG’s major partnership with the Manchester Science Festival 2022 demonstrates our unwavering focus on education and the commitment to inspire children to consider a STEM-related career,” Mullaney said. “We have a long track record of investing in this area as part of our corporate social responsibility program, including collaborating with the UK’s National Space Academy.
PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $13.3 million in 2021, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 40 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving.