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NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING TO HOST CAREER DAY CHALLENGE FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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What: Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will host 600 area high school sophomores
  and juniors for engineering career day events in partnership with the Peninsula
  Engineers Council (PEC) and NASA Langley Research Center to challenge their
  skills and educate them about engineering as a career.
When: Thursday, Feb. 21Peninsula high school students
  Friday, Feb. 22Southside high school students

 

Schedule for both days:
 9 a.m. Open House—students have an opportunity to talk to
   representatives from NNS, the PEC and NASA Langley in fields
   of their interest.
 10 a.m. Presentation by Chris Giersch, NASA Langley education and
   public outreach manager
 10:15 a.m. Round Robin begins—students rotate between career
   tables and talk with NNS and NASA Langley engineers
 11:15 a.m. Design challenge begins—students team up to
   participate in an engineering design challenge (NNS duct tape
   boat building contest or NASA marshmallow lunar lander
   contest)
 12:15 p.m. Lunch and presentation by Ron Murray, NNS vice president of
   quality and process excellence
 12:30 p.m. Recognition of Design Challenge Winners by NNS Nuclear
   Plant Engineer John Edwards, the 2012 PEC Young Engineer of
   the Year
Where: NNS Apprentice School Gymnasium
  3900 Marshall Ave.
  Newport News
   
RSVP: Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (757) 380-3581
  [email protected]
  Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers. For more information, visit:

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