National foundation funds manufacturing education in W.Va.

Oct. 9, 2018

A national foundation will visit southern West Virginia to present the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) with a significant award to support manufacturing education.

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RCBI to host FIRST Lego Robotics competitions

Oct. 1, 2018

The battle of the bots returns to Huntington October 13 as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) hosts a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Scrimmage for 9- to 14-year-old students.

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Women complete training at RCBI for manufacturing careers

Sept. 25, 2018

Six women from north-central West Virginia completed a one-of-a-kind program preparing them for careers in manufacturing.

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RCBI sponsors student competition to reward Ag Innovation

Sept. 13, 2018

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and statewide partners announce the second-annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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National foundation funds machinist scholarships at RCBI

Sept. 13, 2018

A national foundation has awarded $16,000 to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to support individuals pursuing careers in manufacturing.

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Accelerator graduate, MU student launches own tech company

Aug. 28, 2018

Marshall University student Janzen McKinney began with an idea, one he jotted down in a small notebook in which he keeps his ah-ha ideas.

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Makers welcome at West Virginia Makes Festival

Calling all makers: Prepare to join us Oct. 5 as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) presents the West Virginia Makes Festival - a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, makers and students of all ages. This year’s fifth-annual festival will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza.

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RCBI sponsors student competition to reward Ag Innovation

Aug. 28, 2018

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and statewide partners announce the second-annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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RCBI expands workforce efforts

Aug. 27, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is addressing West Virginia’s workforce challenges through a major expansion of its career skills programs.

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Women complete training for manufacturing careers

Aug. 16, 2018

Eight women from the Tri-State have completed a one-of-a-kind program preparing them for a career in manufacturing. The Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program will honor graduates August 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. during a ceremony at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington. The public is invited.

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