Ingalls Shipbuilding has awarded $108,000 in total grants to 25 different science, technology, engineering and math projects from schools in three Gulf Coast states.
This is the sixth year of Ingalls’ STEM program and more than $500,000 has been awarded since its launch, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Friday.
“Developing the workforce across the Gulf Coast is a priority for us, and that’s why we’re making these STEM investments. Another important attribute of these STEM projects is the team approach to problem-solving. Every team needs a leader,” said Irwin Edenzon, Ingalls Shipbuilding president.
Some projects that were picked to receive grants include a pedal-driven buggy over a simulated lunar surface, purchasing STEM-related materials to design and build robots, a STEM peer tutors and mentors program and an underwater drone exploration idea.
“So the teachers and administrators here today are helping to not only create a skilled workforce and future engineers, but they are also helping create future leaders. The STEM projects we’re supporting provide students with a solid foundation they can build on no matter what career they choose or where they choose to do it,” he added.