WVU beefs up entrepreneurial support with space for B&E startup accelerator

West Virginia University’s array of programs to create, encourage and support entrepreneurship and the innovation economy in the state got a boost Friday as the Board of Governors approved $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine, the University’s first startup accelerator program.

Award-winning WVU Extension Service program bolsters rural healthcare recruitment

It could be argued West Virginians in rural communities need more prevalent access to healthcare and medical professionals — winding mountain roads and rivers can make it difficult for many to make appointments and maintain an active relationship with primary-care providers. Many small communities may not have a physician to provide routine guidance on simple, but serious, chronic ailments.

WVU receives $1 million award to better prepare West Virginia's rural, first generation students for careers of the future

While many students enter college without the necessary skills to study and learn effectively, they can cultivate positive study habits after they arrive. A new cross-unit collaboration will help move WV Forward by preparing rural, underrepresented Appalachian West Virginia University students for long-term computational careers in West Virginia’s evolving workforce environment.

WVU LaunchLab’s Welcome Back Pitch & Showcase competition focused on how students can move WV Forward

The West Virginia University LaunchLab kicked off the 2018 Fall semester with its first Welcome Back Pitch & Showcase. Participating students presented a two-minute pop-up pitch, highlighting a problem and solution that apply to one of West Virginia Forward’s three main areas of focus: business, education or human capital. Students’ pitches included specific ideas on how we can bring more manufacturing jobs to the state, advance educational opportunities to students to retain talent in West Virginia – particularly among underrepresented populations – and create more jobs.

WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls

Tackling four areas of concern for girls and young women in West Virginia— diversity/inclusion, health, STEM and education— West Virginia University and the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosted “State of the Girl,” an event centered around the landmark study of the same name conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA.

WVU, Revature partnership to provide on-campus coding training

West Virginia University and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, have announced a strategic partnership to provide WVU and other college graduates with hands-on technology training that will help prepare them to fill a demand for highly-skilled software programmers.