MEDIA ADVISORY -- Ingalls Shipbuilding to Award Grants Friday to Area School Districts for STEM Projects

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| Source: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

ADVISORY, Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Ingalls Shipbuilding will award grants totalling more than $107,000 to Gulf Coast school districts for educational projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

When: 9:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24

Where: Ingalls Shipbuilding's Visitor Control Center, 1000 Jerry St. Pe' Hwy., Pascagoula, Miss.    

RSVP: Bill Glenn, 228-327-1671, william.glenn@hii-co.com

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon will present STEM checks to educators from Gulf Coast school districts. Following the presentations, Edenzon, along with teachers and other school administrators, will be available for media interviews.

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 about HII, visit: