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International Women’s Day 2018 is over, but US Black Engineer (USBE)  is still celebrating Women’s History Month.

And because 31 days isn’t long enough to recognize all the amazing accomplishments of women in America, USBE’s publisher, Career Communications Group, has an entire conference, all of  22 years, dedicated to promoting women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In 2015, Penny Fairley, manager of material handling, Ingalls Shipbuilding, was recognized as a Women of Color in STEM Conference Technology All-Star. 

Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions were also recognized for  STEM achievements during the 20th annual Women of Color STEM Conference.

The Technology All-Star Star award recognizes women who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and are helping to shape technology for the future.

Fairley began her career as a lead planning and procurement representative and is currently involved in improved material tracking efforts at Ingalls.

“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, Huntington Ingalls Industries corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, during the 22nd annual Women of Color STEM Conference.

“It also gives us a chance to acknowledge the importance of STEM careers to our business and the industry as a whole,” Ermatinger said.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.

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.

Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Click here to nominate an outstanding woman in STEM.


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Stefanie StreeperJune 15, 2020
3:08 pm

Good afternoon,

I hope you’re able to help me or direct me to the person who can. I work for the Idaho National Laboratory in the Travel Department. The audit department has required that meeting agendas be attached to the traveler’s expense reports. Could you please send me the agenda for the 2018 Women of Color STEM Conference that was held October 11, 2018?

Thanks so much!

Stefanie Streeper

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