HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding Awa – GuruFocus.com

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi, May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HII (:HII), an all-round defense and technology partner, today announced that the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $100,000 in grants to 25 STEM-related initiatives from schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama. Ingalls has awarded more than $1.1 million for science, technology, engineering and math projects over the past decade.

“Establishing a strong awareness and interest in STEM is essential to the development of our next generation of shipbuilders,” said Kari Wilkinson, President of Ingalls Shipbuilding. “As a committed partner in education, we recognize the importance of providing the resources educators need to create and grow their STEM programs, while giving young Americans access to high-level learning opportunities. quality.”

“Ingalls gave my students the opportunity to further their education in computer science, and the STEM grant allowed us to purchase a set of high-tech robots for one of our classrooms,” said Keating Helms, a teacher at Bayou View Middle School in Gulfport. “This award has given our STEM program a huge boost.”

HII has made many investments in STEM education programs over the years. Through partnerships with local high schools, community colleges and technical schools, summer internships and state-of-the-art apprenticeship schools at the company’s two shipyards, HII is committed to shaping the future of engineering, science and technology.

A downloadable photo accompanying this press release is available at: https://newsroom.hii.com/releases/ingalls-shipbuilding-stem-grants.

Ingalls Shipbuilding 2021 STEM Grant Recipients:

Alma Bryant High School (Irvington, Alabama): Students will learn about the design, testing, installation and maintenance of sustainable food production technology. $3,756

Anniston Avenue Elementary (Gulfport, Mississippi): Students will learn the basics of robotics and engineering using LEGO Education Spike sets. $4,919

Bayou View Middle School (Gulfport, Mississippi): Students will learn coding and engineering principles using iRobot kits and materials. $4,121

Christ the King Catholic School (Daphne, Ala.): Students will learn engineering skills while building remotely operated underwater vehicles. $4,971

Crossroads Elementary (Gulfport, Mississippi): Students will use STEM kits to create imaginative videos to share concepts with younger students. $2,770

East Central Middle School (Moss Point, Miss.): Students will use VEX IQ robot kits to learn the basic principles of robotics. $4,898

Fairhope East Elementary (Fairhope, Alabama): Students will learn the basics of coding and robotics through hands-on activities. $5,000

Fairhope High School (Fairhope, Alabama): Students will participate in the NASA Rover Challenge. $1,820

Kreole Elementary School (Moss Point, Mississippi): Younger students will use hands-on engagement as an early introduction to STEM concepts. $5,000

Moss Point Vocational and Technical Training Center (Moss Point, Mississippi): Students will build remote-controlled underwater vehicles. $5,000

MS Gulf Coast YMCA (Miss. Gulf Coast): Students will build a model of a MARS helicopter and space lava lamp. $5,000

Murphy High School (Mobile, Alabama): Students will build raised beds to study plant life cycles and soil chemistry. $5,000

North Gulfport Elementary and Middle School (Gulfport, Mississippi): Students will learn how to create video games using STEM concepts. $810

Pascagoula High School (Pascagoula, Mississippi): Students will build an autonomous irrigation system for school gardens. $2,430

Pascagoula High School (Pascagoula, Mississippi): Students will use lab kits and technology to learn science concepts in a virtual environment. $4,830

Pass Christian High School (Pass Christian, Miss.): Students will build a greenhouse and learn about horticulture and environmental impacts. $4,941

Pass Christian Middle School (Pass Christian, Miss.): Students will design and build a drone delivery system. $4,700

Resurrection Catholic College (Pascagoula, Mississippi): Students will use VEX kits for robotics studies. $4,771

St. Martin High School (Ocean Springs, Mississippi): Students will use an air press system to build laminated skateboards. $4,997

St. Mary’s Catholic School (Mobile, Alabama): Pre-K students will use Bee Bot bundles to learn the basics of coding. $4,998

Stone County High School (Wiggins, Mississippi): Students will use plasma cutters to learn welding trades and create art projects. $3,830

Walter Anderson Museum of Art (Ocean Springs, Mississippi): The organization will host artist-educators and visiting metal artists to lead STEM design and large-scale steel sculpture design workshops with high school students at the school district‘s College and Career Technical Institute. Pascagoula-Gautier. $4,136

West Hancock Elementary (Hancock, Mississippi): Students will learn the concepts of force and motion using hands-on activities. $1,300

West Harrison Middle School (Gulfport, Mississippi): Students will use lab kits, microcontrollers, and a licensed program to learn design and coding. $4,500

West Wortham Elementary and High School (Saucier, Mississippi): Students will plan a 30-day simulated space mission using coding and wiring skills. $1,500.

HII is an all-round defense and technology partner, recognized worldwide as America’s largest shipbuilder. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing America’s national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and resilient warships ever built to unmanned systems, ISR and AI analytics. /ML. HII is the industry leader in mission-driven solutions that support and enable strength in all areas. Based in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce numbers 44,000. For more information visit:

Contact:
Kimberly K. Aguillard
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(228) 355-5663

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