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Birstall, West Yorkshire, United States, 2020/09/25 - PPG announced that it has joined together with the 2020 Bradford Science Festival to be the lead partner of the event’s science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) programs - ScienceandMediaMuseum.org.uk / PPG.com. NYSE: PPG
The festival is coordinated by The National Science and Media Museum, which is part of The Science Museum Group.
“At PPG, we share The Science Museum Group’s mission to inspire young people’s curiosity about science and the world around them,” said Ken Armistead, PPG director, corporate communications, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We hope this year’s festival will inspire even more children to consider a career in science, engineering and problem-solving, creating a brighter future for generations to come. The festival’s themes also mirror our unwavering focus on sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion, making the partnership a great fit.”
Scheduled for Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, the 2020 Bradford Science Festival will offer a wide range of digital resources, online learning modules and printed learning packs, as well as an interview series on BCB Radio to highlight women in STEM. Following strict COVID-19 guidelines, a number of live events will take place at The National Science and Media Museum. These include a special screening of the film “Black Panther” followed by a question and answer session and panel discussion in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.
PPG, the museum’s festival team and other partner organizations also will be distributing printed science activity packs to schools around Bradford to inspire families over the half term.
“We are thrilled to welcome PPG as this year’s lead partner, and we thank the company for its generous support for the festival and our wider STEM education goals,” said Jo Quinton-Tulloch, director, The National Science and Media Museum. “I’m very excited that we’re able to produce the event with the support of our partners and collaborators.”
About The National Science and Media Museum
The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk), opened in 1983 and has since become one of the most visited U.K. museums outside of London. The museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies, creating special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults. It is home to three cinemas, including Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen and the world’s only public Cinerama screen outside the U.S. Entry to the museum is free.
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