PPG donates $10,000 Kentucky Science Center

PPG donates $10,000 to Kentucky Science Center

7:27 AM, 31st March 2017
PPG donates $10,000 to Kentucky Science Center
Chris Smith (center), PPG plant manager at the architectural coatings facility in Louisville, presents a $10,000 PPG Foundation check to Kentucky Science Center representatives.

LOUISVILLE, US: The PPG Foundation has recently donated $10,000 to the Kentucky Science Center (KSC) to support the organisation’s “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” travelling science education program.

The donation was made on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings plant and distribution centre in Louisville, US.

Supported by the PPG Foundation for 3 years, the interactive “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program travels to local and regional schools to teach students how chemistry affects various industries, technology and the environment.

As part of the show, students explore and observe chemistry in action courtesy of a fiery volcano, a cola geyser, an exploding hydrogen-filled balloon and other experiments. The Ion Jones show is just one of many Kentucky Science Center programs that encourage people of all ages to “do science” in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning.

“PPG looks for every opportunity to support and cultivate students’ math and science education. We’re proud to help bring the ‘Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry’ program and its engaging way of teaching chemistry in different ways to children in more schools,” said Chris Smith, PPG plant manager, Louisville.

“The Kentucky Science Center and PPG have a long-standing partnership, and we are honoured that the PPG Foundation continues to support our mission of educating students on the importance of science and mathematics with unique, innovative programs,” said Jo Haas, executive director, Kentucky Science Center.

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