RCBI secures national support for STEM maker camps

Jan. 22, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has received financial support for its popular series of maker camps from a national foundation.


AEP award helps RCBI diversify economy

December 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Southern West Virginia will benefit from a new award that will assist the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in its efforts to expand the region’s aerospace industry.


RCBI contest to reward agricultural innovation

December 20, 2017

A contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will help one lucky winner grow a successful agricultural product by providing more than $10,000 in business assistance.


Coordinator named for women-in-manufacturing program

Lakiesha Hines has been selected as program coordinator of the Step Up for Women Pre-Apprenticeship Program, a training effort at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) that will address industry needs across North Central West Virginia.


Marshall president hosts Chinese delegation at RCBI

 December 18, 2017

A delegation from the Embassy of China toured Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus and the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) Thursday as part of a four day relationship-building mission to West Virginia.


WELD group selects RCBI official as co-chair of new chapter

December 1, 2017

Jane Bostic, Director of the Accelerate Forward WV program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), has been selected as Co-Chair of the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) chapter in Charleston. 


Apprenticeship Works expanding in West Virginia

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will honor West Virginia manufacturers that have launched apprenticeship programs with the assistance of Apprenticeship Works at RCBI.


Innovators chosen for RCBI accelerator

Oct. 30, 2017

HUNTINGTON -- Entrepreneurs from across the state, including three Marshall University students, were selected for TEN50, the business accelerator at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).


Showcase to feature latest agricultural innovations

October 31, 2017

To encourage innovation and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the third-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Huntington.


RCBI expands women-in-manufacturing training to north central WV

Sept. 28, 2017

A successful training effort at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is expanding to address industry needs across north central West Virginia. The Step Up for Women Pre-Apprenticeship Program will begin offering tuition-free classes to women at the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in 2018.