Northeast Ohio-based materials firms Lubrizol Corp. and Maroon Group are taking steps to support science-based education.

Lubrizol of Wickliffe, Ohio, has awarded a $2.2 million, five-year grant to Case Western Reserve University. The grant will support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships for diverse students, internship and co-op positions, and joint research, as well as other programs that promote student research and women in science and engineering, officials said in a recent news release.

Company officials described the grant as “a new commitment that broadens [Lubrizol’s] long-standing collaboration with Case Western Reserve University.”

“Lubrizol’s founders, who all had close associations with Case, believed education was critical for the growth of the individual and the business,” company executive Julie Edgar said in the release.

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