State Agriculture Innovation Showcase kicks off Nov. 14

October 24, 2018

To encourage innovation, technology integration and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the fourth-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase Nov. 14 in Moorefield and Dec. 13 in Huntington.

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Apprenticeship Works expands to 3 new states

October 23, 2018

The National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) continues to expand, serving manufacturers tackling workforce needs through the development of registered apprenticeship programs.

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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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