Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Awards $109,271 in 2013 STEM Grants
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division
has awarded $109,271 in grants to 26 schools and educational organizations in
Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The grants, which were requested by all of
the organizations, will be used for projects associated with science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F.
Edenzon speaks to educators during the
A photo accompanying this release is available at
"These STEM grants provide additional resources to our Gulf Coast schools so
teachers can better promote an educational foundation based on math and
science," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. "As technology
continues to move faster and faster, STEM knowledge becomes more necessary in
just about everything we do, but especially in shipbuilding. In five years,
Ingalls has awarded $429,771 to our area schools, and our plan is to continue
these grants to increase the engagement of students in math and science
The 2013 STEM grants include:
Moss Point Family Education Center - $10,000 to support the design and
stand-up of a STEM Room that will serve the needs of pre-K through fifth grade
students in the district.
Vancleave Upper Elementary School - $5,000 to help students improve and
protect the quality of Mississippi's coastal resources by identifying and
solving problems through research and active investigation.
St. Martin High School - $5,000 to be used to help students turn undeveloped
land on the school's campus into a viable green space. They will design, build
and maintain an eco-friendly water system.
Moss Point School District Career and Technical Education Center - $5,000
toward helping students complete studies in technology literacy, the design
process, emerging technologies, power and energy, robotics simulation,
financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills.
St. Patrick Catholic High School - $5,000 to be used to help sponsor nine Lego
teams, add FIRST Tech Challenge to the school's program, continue the SeaPerch
underwater robot and the FIRST robotics competition.
FIRST Tech Challenge - $5,000 to support implementation of FIRST Tech
Challenge programs in additional schools on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Ocean Springs High School - $4,565 to allow students to engage in the study of
wetlands preservation, using the 55 acres of preserved wetlands that are part
of the school district.
Biloxi High School - $4,552 to purchase material for students to build a CO2
car and learn about physical science including motion and forces such as
transfer of energy, inertia, thrust, gas, expansion and friction.
Oak Park Elementary School - $4,451 to purchase items for a mobile science lab
that will house hands-on, inquiry-based math and science equipment. Students
will use technology such as microscopes, prisms, magnets, hand lenses and
Jackson County Schools - $3,771 to purchase robotics kits. Students will build
a working robot and go through the steps of programming it. The robot will be
used in various competitions.
St. Martin Middle School - $3,500 to purchase micro viewers and slides,
scientific measurement containers and equipment, soil, water and acidity
testing kits, DNA, cells and anatomy models.
Ocean Springs School District - $3,300 to purchase robotics kits to be used by
students in STEM classes. Students will learn how to write computer programs
for the robots and how to use sensors to alter programs based on external
Hancock County Schools - $3,000 to purchase science kits to help teach and
explore science units that will allow students to have hands-on experiences.
Vancleave High School - $2,500 to purchase and repair compound microscopes
used by students in biology and marine biology classes.
Vancleave High School - $2,427 to purchase graphing calculators that will
allow students to do real-time data collection and view and analyze the
results from the collection of data. Students will focus on exploring,
understanding and construction of mathematical and scientific concepts.
Vancleave Lower Elementary School - $2,000 to purchase items that will help
students gain understanding of flight through scientific investigations and
experiments that deal with the dynamics of flight such as lift, drag, weight
West Harrison High School - $1,705 to purchase calculator software, Lego
programmable robotics sets and small motors for wind turbines.
East Central Middle School - $1,500 to be used to purchase a basic robot kit
and allow students to build a robot that will be used in competition.
Jubilee BEST Robotics - $5,000 to support robotics competitions for middle and
high school students. Funds will also be used for teacher/mentor workshops,
camps for students and game day at the USA Mitchell Center.
Alabama School for Mathematics and Science - $2,500 to support the team's
participation in FIRST Technology Challenge, a robotics competition.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School - $1,500 to purchase laptops and software
programs that will help train students in computer programs that will aid them
in programming their robot for competition.
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative - $15,000 to provide two weeks of hands-on
science training for teachers from Louisiana and Mississippi.
Dollars for Scholars - $10,000 to award four, $2,500 engineering scholarships
to area high school students.
Greater New Orleans Regional Science Fair - $2,500 to support students
attending the regional science fair.
Hahnville High School - $250, which is a contribution to the Engineering and
Northshore High School - $250, which is a contribution to the Engineering and
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services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
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Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
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