PHOTO RELEASE--10 Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awar

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that 10 employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields during the 29th annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. The conference took place Feb. 5-7 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

"STEM is vital to every aspect of our business, whether we're designing and constructing ships, supporting environmental remediation or engineering the design of an oil pipeline," said Bill Ermatinger, HII's corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. "HII is a proud sponsor of the BEYA Conference because of its extensive support for STEM in schools and in the workplace. We're proud of our hard-working engineers who lead our company in STEM innovation, so we celebrate and congratulate them on this achievement."

HII's Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) winners are:

John Banks, an electrical engineer at Newport News. He has held several positions in the reactor services department, working with aircraft carriers' AC power distribution and ventilation systems during the ships' refueling. Banks received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from Old Dominion University.

Brandon Booker, a nuclear engineer in the nuclear propulsion, construction and process engineerin....

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