Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that 16 employees from the company’s Ingalls and Newport News shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 22nd annual Women of Color STEM Conference.

“The annual Women of Color STEM Conference is an opportunity to celebrate the women of HII whose deep dedication helps keep America and our allies safe,” said Bill Ermatinger, HII’s corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. “It also gives us a chance to acknowledge the importance of STEM careers to our business and the industry as a whole. HII is proud of the 16 bright minds who are representing us this year.”

HII was among the corporate sponsors that supported this year’s event, which was held last week in Detroit.

Four HII employees received Technology All-Star awards, which recognize accomplished women of color from mid-level to advanced stages of their careers who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities. They are:

  • Debbie Clark, software development analyst, Ingalls
  • Donna Gardner, program control director, Ingalls
  • Robin May, industrial engineering manager, Ingalls
  • Angela Pierre, administration director, Ingalls

Twelve HII employees received Technology Rising Star awards that recognize women who are helping to shape future technology. They are:

  • Ashley Allman, industrial engineer, Ingalls
  • Kia Conyer, electrical engineer, Newport News
  • Kimberly Cooley, accountant, Ingalls
  • Tracey Cryer, electrical engineer, Ingalls
  • Bridget Douglas, program cost control analyst, Ingalls
  • Emmylou Dullas, nuclear engineer, Newport News
  • Carmilla Hoard, foreman, Ingalls
  • Jennifer Jones, administration manager, Ingalls
  • Bridgette Kirkpatrick, administration manager, Ingalls
  • April Martin, project management manager, Ingalls
  • Camisha Peterson, electrical engineer, Ingalls
  • Stefani Werner, modeling and simulation engineer, Newport News