Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded grants worth approximately $100,000 to support 25 science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at elementary, middle and high schools in Alabama and Mississippi.
“These grants allow students to implement STEM knowledge into these projects, while having fun in learning and interacting with each other,” Edmond Hughes, vice president of human resources and administration at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said in a statement issued Monday.
“We feel like these grants and other educational-related activities are an investment in future shipbuilders,” he added.
The STEM projects include a volunteer-based program that aims to teach middle and high school students about STEM career-related skill sets, procurement of a telescope for astronomy lessons and development of micro-robots in a classroom setting.
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