NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that six employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding division were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields during the 32nd annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. The conference was held last week in Washington, D.C.
Gregory Braxton, a computer systems security analyst, received the Linda Gooden Legacy Award, which is named after the former president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology. Gooden, who was one of the most respected business leaders in defense and aerospace during her 40-year career, also was BEYA’s 2006 Black Engineer of the Year recipient.
Braxton was honored for his efforts to engage local educational institutions, including the Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education, Workforce and Economic Development Alliance, in developing cybersecurity talent pipelines. He provides an industry perspective on the cybersecurity curriculum, assists the capture cybersecurity curriculum development grants and builds cyber-awareness among local high school students.
Five other Newport News employees received Modern Day Technology Leader awards, which recognize their efforts in shaping the future of engineering, science and technology. They include:
- Phyllis Evans, nuclear engineer
- Regina Miller, radiation safety analyst
- Angelo Patillo, electrical engineer
- Shameia Rogers, engineering manager
- David Wilkins, construction supervisor
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, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: