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U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna and STEM industry experts to visit WVU Tech

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WHO: West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) 

WHEN:  Monday, April 23

Photos/Interviews:  12:15 p.m. – roundtable discussion – Carter Hall Auditorium
2:45 p.m. – post-tour discussion – Bears Den, Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center

WHERE: WVU Tech, Carter Hall, 322, S. Kanawha St., Beckley

WHAT:  U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna, of California’s 17th Congressional District, will meet with WVU Tech and WVU representatives on campus Monday (April 23) to discuss STEM education and industry in West Virginia.

The congressman will visit alongside representatives from high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and data analysis companies to discuss how the WVU system is encouraging the growth of STEM fields in the state. 

With a strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation, Khanna and industry visitors will share ideas for how to strengthen and expand the pipeline of STEM professionals in West Virginia to ensure a platform for growth in these important and economy-boosting industries. 

The visiting group will participate in a roundtable discussion on moving West Virginia Forward, tour campus and meet with current students.

WVU leadership will be on campus for the visit, and local media will have an opportunity to speak with visitors and administration during the roundtable session and the campus tour wrap-up discussion. 


CONTACT: Jen Wood Cunningham; 304.561.8030 mobile


April Kaull; 304.212.8710 mobile

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