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PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Awards More Than $99,000 in STEM Grants to Gulf Coast Schools

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $99,592 in grants to 28 STEM-related initiatives from schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama. This is the programa??s 12th year. Ingalls has awarded more than $1 million for science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects during that period.

a??These projects expose students to innovative concepts, sharpen their critical thinking skills and broaden their understanding of technology-driven professions,a?? said Edmond Hughes, Ingallsa?? vice president of human resources and administration. a??Ingalls is committed to partnering with educators early to promote student engagement in these vital academic disciplines.a??A photo accompanying this release is available at: https://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file/ingalls-stem-grants-2020

2020 Ingalls Shipbuilding STEM grant recipients:


Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (Ala.): Over the course of 24 months, students will use an air quality monitor to conduct research at Alabama landfills and learn how air quality is affected by a variety of factors. $2,640



Bay High School (Miss.): Students will experience managing an aquaculture system. They will be responsible for feeding various fish species, water filtration, water sampling and recording utilities usage. $4,394



Bay Waveland Middle School (Miss.): Students will simulate oil spills and research the most effective cleaning methods to gain a better understanding of how oil spills affect the ecosystem. $750



Bay Waveland Middle School (Miss.): Students will create a wellness garden using low impact stormwater management engineering and design practices. $5,000



Crossroads Elementary School (Miss.): An interactive lab will be created to train young engineers on lab protocols and proper use of lab materials. $4,738



Dodge Elementary School (Ala.): Educators will teach students how to code offline before introducing them to an online computer programming tool that allows them to create their own interactive stories and games through mathematics and graphics. $1,676




East Central High School (Miss.): Students will learn advanced scientific applications for ceramics through designing, firing and glazing their own utilitarian ceramic piece. $4,913



East Central Middle School(Miss.): Funds will be used to purchase kits that allow students to experience planning, building and programming robots to perform specific tasks. $4,900



Environmental Studies Center (Ala.): After collecting and filtering water samples from various locations, students will design solutions for protection of natural resources and give a report on the impact those resources have on biodiversity, economic stability and human recreation. $4,199



Fairhope High School (Ala.): Funds will be utilized to set up an electronics/robotics lab. Students will learn about voltage and circuits and use skills acquired to construct a robot that will perform predetermined tasks. $4,964



Fairhope Intermediate School (Ala.): Students will use 3D watershed models to explore the environmental impacts of human activities on our coastal waterways. $3,676



Fairhope Intermediate School (Ala.): Students will design their own experiment surrounding the full life cycle of a butterfly. They will collect data and make conjectures as the life cycle of the butterfly occurs. $750



Gautier High School (Miss.): Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) students will register as hobbyists with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and use a drone to capture video footage and create maps and 3D models. $2,169



Harrison Central High School(Miss.): Students will use computer aided design software and everyday household materials to construct a bridge for presentation to a review board. $4,201



J. Larry Newton School (Ala.): Students will learn several coding methods using app-connected robots. $1,800



Jubilee BEST Robotics Program (Ala.): Students will engineer and build a functioning robot, write a business plan and build a tradeshow-style exhibit booth to enhance their knowledge of the manufacturing process. $5,000



Mary G. Montgomery High School (Ala.): Funds will be used to purchase equipment for the schoola??s biomedical program that will enable students to perform labs at a graduate college level. $5,000



McGill-Toolen Catholic High School (Ala.): Funds will be used to purchase DNA analyzation equipment to help students learn how scientists carry out molecular research. $4,995



Moss Point High School Career & Technical Education (Miss.): Students will be exposed to real-world medical scenarios through the use of a virtual simulation system that enhances knowledge of patient care. $4,990



Moss Point High School Career & Technical Education (Miss.): Engineering software will be used by students to design, build and race miniature cars propelled by carbon dioxide cartridges. $3,200A 



North Bay Elementary School (Miss.): Small, powerful robots will enable students to create adventures, games and learn coding while beginning to understand algorithms. $1,259



Ocean Springs High School (Miss.): Students will build and launch model rockets using NASAa??s design process and document each step, collecting data to further investigate the nature of rockets. $2,628



Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School (Miss.): Using a tablet and a bot, students will be introduced to coding and robotics. $4,960



Saint Mary Catholic School (Ala.): Students will complete a physics-based engineering project by designing a 3D model of a catapult and charting the launch of its projectiles. $1,285



Singing River Academy (Miss.): Virtual reality headsets will be used to revolutionize student learning through immersive technology. Students will build virtual field trips and experience a spatial representation of data. $3,999



St. Martin High School (Miss.): Students will earn a UAS license from the FAA. They will learn about, build and compete with drones. $4,999



St. Patrick Catholic High School (Miss.): Students will research and report on the benefits of composting by recording school cafeteria waste produced, tracking the composting process and observing food growth rates in composted soil. $5,000



West Wortham Elementary School (Miss.): Students will learn STEM-based principles about gravity and inertia and use critical thinking skills to build a simple machine. $1,500

Huntington Ingalls Industries is Americaa??s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HIIa??s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HIIa??s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com



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