Industrial engineering alumna recognized for achievement in STEM field

Charlotte Merritt, project engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, and HII Technology Star, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that 14 employees from HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions were among those recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 20th annual Women of Color STEM Conference.

The recipients were honored during the conference held last weekend at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The conference provides a national forum to cultivate and celebrate the achievement of women in STEM fields.

Thirteen HII employees received Technology Star awards, which recognize women of color who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and are helping to share technology for the future.

One of the 13 HII 2015 Technology Stars is Charlotte Merritt, project engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding. Merritt is the control account manager for projects associated with outfitting design, productability, structural architecture, naval architecture and weight control. Merritt Graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – FAMU-FSU College of Engineering – Industrial Engineering. She is involved with FAMU Industry Cluster, FAMU Mobile alumni chapter and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Alumni Career Recruiter and the S.M.A.R.T. Professional Mentor program.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.

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