PPG Supports STEM Education in Switzerland

PPG has partnered with the technical university École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

As part of the partnership, PPG will grant $96,500 to EPFL’s Euler Course, an accelerated program in math for junior and high school students.

The Euler course aims to support students through teaching workshops and networking with other students with similar interests and talents.

More than 120 students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds are currently enrolled in the course, which was inspired by the 18th-century Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler and founded by Kathryn Hess Bellwald, Professor of Mathematics and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach at EPFL.

“At PPG, we know first-hand the importance of education and the need for a skilled STEM workforce to create stronger, more sustainable communities,” said Jérôme Zamblera, PPG Vice President, EMEA, Automotive Refinish. “It is important for us to support the local communities where we are present. The Euler Course is quite unique as it focuses on children who might not be fully challenged in standard classroom settings.”