Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


November 18, 2016

Green Bank Observatory: World Class Science and Sound Investment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is considering changes to the operation of the Green Bank Observatory that could jeopardize the future of this iconic scientific installation in Green Bank, West Virginia.  Below is the letter shared by TechConnect with the NSF in support of its continued operation.  Public comments may be sent via email to envcomp-AST-greenbank@nsf.gov […]

June 24, 2016

FCX Receives Presidential Award For Export Successes

Morgantown-based FCX Systems, a participant in TechConnect West Virginia’s Innovation Adoption Program (IAP), was awarded the President’s “E” Star Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC in mid-May. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. “FCX […]

June 24, 2016

EDA Regional Director Visits West Virginia

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (WVRTP) hosted a special visitor on May 24:  Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Philadelphia Regional Office. Ms. Cruz-Carnall toured several buildings and facilities at the park, including MATRIC, BridgeValley Community & Technical College, West Virginia State University laboratories, TechConnect West Virginia, and more.  Tracey Rowan, […]

August 28, 2015

WV STEM & Family Travel Fund Assists Female Faculty & Post-Doctoral Scholars

WV STEM+ Family Travel Fund is accepting applications for the October 15, 2015 deadline. The first statewide program in the nation, this travel fund provides reimbursement of incremental child and eldercare expenses incurred as a result of traveling. Female faculty and post-doctoral scholars in STEM and social science fields at West Virginia universities and colleges, […]

October 31, 2014

Nikki Bowman–Before You Sit Down to Write, You Have to Stand Up and Live

Nikki Bowman, President & CEO of New South Media, addressed the 2014 Women & Technology Conference on October 16, 2014 On her way to the Women & Technology Conference, expert multi-tasker Nikki Bowman stopped to explore an historic cemetery for a future edition of her flagship publication, West Virginia Living.  She parked her stylish heels […]

October 31, 2014

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan—A life of toys, travel and adventure

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, addressed the 2014 Women & Technology Conference on October 16, 2014.   “Every baby is a scientist, observing the world and making sense of it,” Dr. Kathryn Sullivan told participants at the 2014 Women & Technology Conference, held Oct. 16-17 in Wheeling. […]

October 3, 2014

2014 Women & Technology Conference Featured Speaker: Nikki Bowman, Founder & Owner, New South Media

Nikki Bowman, a West Virginia native, is the founder and owner of New South Media, Inc., which publishes the critically acclaimed WV Living, WV Weddings, West Virginia Focus, Explore, and Morgantown magazines. She graduated from West Virginia University and received her master’s degree in Writing from DePaul University in Chicago. During a special presentation at […]

October 3, 2014

2014 Women & Technology Conference Breakout Session: Manage Your Money, Manage Your Life

  Learn how to harness financial power and make it work for you at the 2014 Women & Technology Conference.  Financial gurus will lead you through a serious discussion of finances, including personal financial strategies and techniques; finding and securing your value and worth (e.g., how to negotiate a salary); and investing for the common […]

September 3, 2014

2014 Women & Technology Conference Featured Speaker: Joyce McConnell, JD, LLM

As the Provost of West Virginia University, Joyce McConnell, JD, LLM, is the chief academic officer responsible for the administration of all academic policies, programs, facilities, and budgetary matters. She is committed to WVU’s land-grant mission of ensuring access to exceptional education, supporting and facilitating innovative research, and serving the needs of the state and […]

September 2, 2014

2014 Women & Technology Conference Breakout Session: Scaling the Wall: Case Studies in Overcoming Obstacles to Success

Is the grass always greener on the other side of the employment fence? The 2014 Women & Technology Conference will feature a panel of outstanding women leaders who will examine and discuss what it takes to learn from failure, overcome obstacles, and achieve success. Learn about best practices and how to avoid costly, and often time-consuming, […]