Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Engineering Week for Local Middle Schools

Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 2/19/2014 3:34 pm
On Friday, as part of Engineering Week 2014 and the company's ongoing activities to promote the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, Ingalls Shipbuilding will host students from three middle schools to learn about engineering as it pertains to shipbuilding. The students will also be involved in a friendly, hands-on competition involving engineering projects. The three schools participated in a can engineering program, where the students collected cans and are required to use engineering principles to build a can engineering structure. This year's theme is "Batman." The students were judged by Ingalls executives, and an awards presentation will be made following the competition.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information, visit:

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What:Engineering Week at Ingalls Shipbuilding
When:10:45 a.m. Friday
Where: Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy
WhoIngalls Shipbuilding employees and students/teachers from Gautier Middle 
 School, Magnolia Junior High School and Vancleave Middle School
RSVP: Bill Glenn, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (228) 327-1671 or

Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday

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