Three HCSD Teachers Win Ingalls Grant

Three HCSD Teachers Win Ingalls Grants

(HARRISON COUNTY,MS) Three teachers in the Harrison County School District received grants from Ingalls Shipbuilding, totaling close to $10,500. The funds will be used to support classroom projects that will spark more interest in STEM.

Congratulations to Ms. Terri Barna of Harrison Central High, Ms. Michelle Barrow of West Wortham Elementary, and Mr. James Briscoe of Crossroads Elementary on receiving STEM grant funding from Ingalls.

Michelle Barrow
Ms. Barrow received $1,500.00 for her project “Zany Contraptions”.

Terri Barna
Ms. Barna received $4,201.24 for her project “Bridge Engineers”.

James Briscoe
Mr. Briscoe received $4,738.25 for his proposal “Young Engineers and Science Lab”.

Here is a brief description of each project:

  • Crossroads Elementary School (James Briscoe): An interactive lab will be created to train young engineers on lab protocols and proper use of lab materials - $4,738
  • Harrison Central High School (Terri Barna): Students will use computer aided design software and everyday household materials to construct a bridge for presentation to a review board - $4,201
  • West Wortham Elementary School (Michelle Barrow): Students will learn STEM-based principles about gravity and inertia and use critical thinking skills to build a simple machine -$1,500

Ingalls awarded a total of $99,592 in grants to 28 schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama during the ceremony at the Pascagoula shipyard earlier this month. Since the program started 12 years ago, Ingalls has awarded more than $1 million for science, technology, engineering and math projects.

“These projects expose students to innovative concepts, sharpen their critical thinking skills and broaden their understanding of technology-driven professions,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration. “Ingalls is committed to partnering with educators early to promote student engagement in these vital academic disciplines.”