Lewisburg innovator wins W.Va. Vanguard Ag competition

CHARLESTON -- Nima Shahab Shahmir of Lewisburg has won the 2017 West Virginia Vanguard Agriculture Design Competition for his environmentally sustainable packaging made from the roots of fungi. Shahab Shahmir’s Future Fungi uses mushroom mycelium to grow organic recycled products and materials in just two weeks.

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W.Va. entrepreneurs selected for business accelerator at RCBI

HUNTINGTON Entrepreneurs selected for Ten50, West Virginia's Business Accelerator, are spending the next three months learning how to turn their startup concepts into solid business operations.

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RCBI makerspace wins national prize

 

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s innovative makerspace won a national award from Bernzomatic, the leader in handheld torches.

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RCBI receives Governor’s STEM grant

Jan. 19, 2017

HUNTINGTON — Financial support from the West Virginia Governor’s office will support the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s popular summer camps, which encourage young people to explore opportunities in advanced manufacturing fields.

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Open houses will spotlight machinist skills program

Jan. 18, 2017

BRIDGEPORT — The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting open houses to highlight its Machinist Technology/CNC Program.

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RCBI to host VEX Robotics tournament

Jan. 13, 2017

HUNTINGTON -- Student-designed robots from across the region will do battle as the VEX Robotics Competition expands to Huntington during a January 21 tournament sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI).

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RCBI contest to reward innovation

Jan. 3, 2017

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

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Robotics team heading to national championship

Dec. 5, 2016

HUNTINGTON—The AshBots, a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team from Huntington, will represent West Virginia in the FLL World Championship after capturing the state title Dec. 2 in Fairmont.

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Maker Vault a Finalist for National Prize

Dec. 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Maker Vault, the makerspace at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is a finalist in a national contest sponsored by Bernzomatic.

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RCBI Machinist Program earns national reaccreditation

Nov. 29, 2016

BRIDGEPORT — The Machinist Technology/CNC Program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Bridgeport has earned reaccreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). The five-year recertification followed a rigorous examination that determined that the RCBI program continues to meet or exceed benchmark quality standards established by NIMS on behalf of the nation’s precision manufacturing industry.

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