PPG: donation to Louisville Science Center

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated USD 4,000, and PPG Porter Paints USD 300 to support bringing the “Fractured Physics” educational outreach programme to the Louisville Science Center, 10-12 Ju…

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated USD 4,000, and PPG Porter Paints USD 300 to support bringing the “Fractured Physics” educational outreach programme to the Louisville Science Center, 10-12 June 2010, to coincide with GAS 2010, the 40th Annual International Glass Art Society Conference in Louisville. Created by Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and in partnership with PPG Industries and the PPG Industries Foundation, the science show demonstrates how glass is made, what makes it strong, and how it is adapted for various uses and applications. The show also includes a series of hands-on activities that explore force, motion and the physical properties of glass and plastics. “We are very pleased to have received support from the foundation and PPG Porter Paints to bring “Fractured Physics“ to the centre during the GAS 2010 conference in Louisville,” said Joanna E. Haas, executive director, Louisville Science Center. “We believe the show and the hands-on activities accompanying it will help us to engage visitors in learning about the science and technology behind glass in a fun, relevant and participatory way.” PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live, said Tom Maziarz, general manager of PPG Porter Paints, based at the brand“s headquarters in Louisville. We are proud to help the Louisville Science Center connect its science and technology education for all ages with the celebration of glass in Louisville by enabling it to bring the “Fractured Physics“ programme to town. We hope many visitors to the science centre during the show“s run can participate in this unique teaching experience created with help from PPG.