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Drown connects industry to RCBI resources

Drown connects industry to RCBI resources

Tanner Drown of Huntington has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as business outreach specialist. In his new role, Drown will assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and large companies by connecting them to RCBI’s design, engineering and manufacturing...

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RCBI hires Mullins to oversee makerspace, STEM outreach

RCBI hires Mullins to oversee makerspace, STEM outreach

Kara Mullins of Huntington has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University as makerspace / STEM coordinator. She replaces Deacon Stone who has transitioned to a new role as RCBI’s EDA University Center director. In her new position, Mullins will...

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RCBI secures $4.5 million for apprenticeship initiative

RCBI secures $4.5 million for apprenticeship initiative

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded $4.5 million in federal funding to bolster and expand its national advanced manufacturing apprenticeship partnership. Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship...

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RCBI adds to trove of technology

RCBI adds to trove of technology

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University keeps West Virginia manufacturers and entrepreneurs on the leading edge of technology by providing access to the latest manufacturing equipment – and the expertise to use it. This innovative edge can make all...

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STEM@Home: Paper Rollercoaster Engineering!

As featured on WSAZ's First Look at Four, RCBI's Makerspace/STEM Coordinator, Kara Mullins, and Director of the Center of Innovation, Deacon Stone, demonstrate a STEM exercise that students can complete at home with household materials. This is a project that can be...

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Students tap RCBI technology to bring innovation to life

Students tap RCBI technology to bring innovation to life

A group of senior mechanical engineering majors at Marshall University leveraged the advanced technology and expertise of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to transform its concept for a single-passenger vehicle into a working prototype. Marshall’s Weisberg...

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RCBI machining, welding students earn record honors

RCBI machining, welding students earn record honors

RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC and Welding Technology students – who earned a record 200 college degrees, certificates and nationally recognized industry credentials – were honored during fall graduation ceremonies earlier in December. Offered in partnership with...

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Robotics, drone teams to battle in Huntington

Robotics, drone teams to battle in Huntington

Teams from across West Virginia and beyond will battle it out by land and by air during two days of robotics competitions hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University. On Dec. 3, RCBI will host the Marshall University VEX IQ Robotics Qualifier...

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