Thursday, June 07, 2018

Celebration of Partnership (Thu. 7 Jun, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

RCBI and Pierpont Community & Technical College are forging a partnership to provide new opportunities in manufacturing careers across north-central West Virginia. Working collaboratively, Marshall University, RCBI and Pierpont will offer a Machinist Technology/CNC Program at the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (2400 East Benedum Industrial Drive). Marshall University, RCBI and Pierpont will host an event June 7 at 10 a.m. at RCBI Bridgeport to announce the new partnership. The public is invited to join Dr. Jerome Gilbert, President of Marshall University; Dr. Johnny Moore, President of Pierpont; and Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI, as they address the career opportunities and educational prospects that their partnership will present students as well as the economic development benefits that skilled workers provide companies and the State of West Virginia.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Open House (Fri. 8 Jun, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

RCBI is hosting an open house to highlight its Machinist Technology/CNC program. Visitors will learn about the career skills program that prepares students for entry-level employment in manufacturing. For more information, contact Tracy Straub at

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Raspberry Pi Meet-Up (Tue. 12 Jun, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting its monthly Raspberry Pi User Group meeting in its Maker Vault. Whether you’re already an expert or just curious about programming and use of the ultra-affordable devices, join us at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to explore different versions of the Pi hardware and software, and focus on popular uses of the small computers. The group will assist you in getting your own Raspberry Pi up and running as well as working on collective projects. Participants should bring a Raspberry Pi and we’ll provide the expertise. For more information, email Deacon Stone, RCBI Maker Space/STEM Coordinator, at

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Maker Camp: Bridgeport (Tue. 19 Jun, 2018 8:30 am - 2:30 pm)

RCBI will offer Maker Camp for middle school and high school students. Campers will experience in 3D design, 3D printing, assembly, and other maker activities. The camps are supported by grants from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. For more information, go here.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

SBIR Road Tour (Thu. 21 Jun, 2018 7:30 am - 3:30 pm)

The SBIR Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars annually. Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing groundbreaking, high-risk technologies while taking no equity. Program managers from at least 11 federal agencies will attend the Huntington event to conduct one-on-one meetings with attendees. The West Virginia stop on the SBIR Road Tour is co-sponsored by Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Marshall University Research Corporation, the Alliance for the Economic Revitalization of Southern West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. This event will be held on the campus of Marshall University. For more information and to register, go here.