Scarbro to lead RCBI’s Appalachian Hatchery

Sept. 7, 2017

Huntington resident Derek Scarbro has been named Director of Appalachian Hatchery, a Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) initiative to diversify the economy of southern West Virginia and create jobs.


Calling all makers: RCBI's annual festival set for Oct. 6

RCBI will present the West Virginia Makes Festival - a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, makers and students of all ages - on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Huntington at Marshall University's Memorial Student Center Plaza.


RCBI to host robotics events in Huntington, Bridgeport

RCBI will host a series of FIRST Lego League (FLL) robotics events this fall in Huntington and Bridgeport for students 9 to 14 years old.


RCBI’s Sprouting Farms achieves USDA certification

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month certified that RCBI’s Sprouting Farms in Summers County adheres to stringent food production safety standards recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Haas Foundation funds scholarships at RCBI

Aug. 15, 2017

The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded $15,000 in scholarship opportunities to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to support individuals pursuing careers in manufacturing and National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS) credentialing at RCBI’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in West Virginia.


Pre-apprenticeship prepares women for careers in manufacturing

Aug. 10, 2017

HUNTINGTON — Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing are prepared to launch new careers in industry.


RCBI campers gain hands-on computer coding experience

Aug. 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON — Students across the region are learning in-demand computer coding skills this week during Python Coding Camp at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington.


RCBI and Marshall reach 45,000 Scouts, leaders with 3D printing

July 25, 2017

HUNTINGTON -- Nearly 45,000 Boy Scouts, leaders and staff attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Fayette County experienced 3D printing up close, thanks to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Marshall University.


RCBI awarded nearly $44,000 to help launch businesses

July 12, 2017

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation has awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s TEN50 Business Accelerator nearly $44,000 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, economic development and ultimately job creation by supporting early-stage and growth-driven companies.


Partnership introduces cadets to manufacturing

July 6, 2017

Young people are getting a head start on manufacturing careers thanks to a partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Mountaineer Challenge Academy.