Dallas, Texas – December 11, 2023 – The Frontiers of Flight Museum (FOFM), is proud to announce a ﬁnancial grant for the Aerospace-STEM Challenge for Girls from the PPG Foundation.
The grant will allow more than 4,000 girls from underserved neighborhoods in Dallas County to participate in the PPG Aerospace-STEM Challenge for Girls program in 2024. This program provides access for girls to learn from women in senior leadership roles in the aerospace industry during career month, 1-1 connections to varying educational and career on-ramps sources, speciﬁc curriculum and tours.
Additionally, PPG employees will continue to actively volunteer in the Museum’s programs through Aerospace-STEM Career Day, Engineers Week, Spring Break STEM Camp, and in other educational events like Moon Day.
“PPG, and the PPG Foundation are fully committed to supporting the development of the next generation of engineers and scientists. As FOFM advances the program and creates meaningful and engaging experiences for the girls who participate, we are thrilled to help the museum realize its vision to improve society using the power of aerospace and see more girls take an interest in the industry,” said Kevin Brooks, global director, aerospace transparencies, PPG and FOFM Board Chair.
“We recognize that diversity in these fields enhances innovation and contributes to a more robust and inclusive aerospace industry. By promoting equity, we aim to break down barriers and unconscious bias that may limit access to education and opportunities, ensuring that those from all backgrounds can contribute to and benefit from advancements in aerospace” said, Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO, FOFM.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of aviation, space exploration, and Aerospace-STEM education, is well-positioned to expand its impact with this significant grant. The museum remains devoted to inspiring and educating visitors of all ages and stages about the history and future of flight.
About Frontiers of Flight Museum: The Frontiers of Flight Museum, located in Dallas, Texas, is a leading institution in the preservation of aviation and space exploration history. With a mission to inspire and educate visitors of all ages, the museum features a diverse range of exhibits, educational programs, and unique collections. It serves as a destination for aviation enthusiasts, community art and culture events, and the public.
PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. PPG and the PPG Foundation invested $16.2 million in 2022, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 35 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, they help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, PPG empowers employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at communities.ppg.com.