PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $99,783 in grants to 31 STEM-related projects and initiatives from schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awards STEM Grants for 2019
Edmond Hughes (front row, far left), Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration, presented more than $99,000 in grants to 31 STEM projects being facilitated by educators in Alabama and Mississippi this year. Ingalls’ STEM grant program is in its 11th year and has awarded over $1,000,000 in educational funding. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

This is the 11th year for the program. Ingalls has awarded more than $1 million for science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects during that period.

“Ingalls welcomes the opportunity to supply teachers and students of the Gulf Coast with tools they need to thrive in our ever evolving world,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration. “STEM fields have a critical importance not only to our workforce, but to our everyday lives. Every year I’m excited to see what innovative and challenging projects the students create. As STEM-related fields continue to become more critical in the workplace, it is comforting to know the commitment we make to our students today will contribute to the success of our workforce tomorrow.”

The 2019 Ingalls Shipbuilding STEM grant recipients and projects are:

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’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. HII’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 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: