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W.Va. inventors to meet Oct. 11 in Morgantown

W.Va. inventors to meet Oct. 11 in Morgantown

Inventors from across the Mountain State will gather Oct. 11 on the Morgantown campus of West Virginia University (WVU) for the next meeting of the minds. The fall gathering of the West Virginia Inventors Society (WVIS) will provide a forum for inventors at all stages...

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Pursuing federal contracts just got easier

Pursuing federal contracts just got easier

Small businesses across the United States reaped a record $154.2 billion in federal contracts in fiscal 2021. That’s a lot of moolah for Main Street. Of that amount, $237,957,568 flowed directly to West Virginia small businesses. Sounds like a hefty sum – and it is –...

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RCBI to award drones to student teams

RCBI to award drones to student teams

To engage more students in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is once again offering free drone kits to groups that agree to form aerial robotics teams and compete in West Virginia competitions. Middle and...

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RCBI programs offer hope, a pathway forward

RCBI programs offer hope, a pathway forward

David Myers is learning valuable new skills and gaining a new lease on life through programs at Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). The 30-year-old Hurricane native recently completed Recovery Works, a one-of-a-kind short-term training program for...

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Confectioner makes her mark with RCBI assistance

Confectioner makes her mark with RCBI assistance

Even the sweetest of small businesses can face challenges. When Faye Dunford, the namesake of Mama Faye’s Fudge & Confections of Lewisburg, decided to whip the treats loved by her grandchildren into a small business, she wanted to make sure she got the details as...

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Thanks, Charlotte, for leading RCBI to new heights!

Thanks, Charlotte, for leading RCBI to new heights!

Since its creation 32 years ago, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has grown from a regionally focused support center to a one-of-a-kind state and national resource that delivers manufacturing and technical assistance, entrepreneurial support,...

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Stone named new EDA University Center director

Stone named new EDA University Center director

J. “Deacon” Stone, director of the Center for Innovation at Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), has been promoted to director of the West Virginia EDA University Center, Charlotte Weber, RCBI director & CEO, announced today. University Center is...

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