NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that 10 of the company's shipbuilders were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 17 th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Five award-winners represent the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, and five award winners represent HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.
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The recipients were honored during the conference held Oct. 11-13 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The conference provides a national forum to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM, creates an environment for professional networking and offers opportunities for role models to develop and nurture professional mentoring relationships.