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September 5, 2017

W.Va. Defense Industry Alliance launches website

The Herald-Dispatch    Sep 3, 2017 CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Defense Industry Alliance, developed with the goal of facilitating job and economic growth for state vendors involved in the defense industry, has launched its online platform at www.diawv.org. The website showcases information about the historical and current roles that West Virginians have played in supporting […]

July 5, 2017

Conference encourages STEM careers for women

By JIM ROSS jross@statejournal.com June 26, 2017 A physicist listening to pulsars in a search for gravitational waves and a manager of an agency that seeks new technologies for defense and civilian applications highlighted the Women & Technology Conference on June 26 in Charleston. About 120 women – and a few men – from varying […]

July 5, 2017

Bringing WV’s female scientists out of the shadows

Op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail June 18, 2017 by Anne Barth http://www.wvgazettemail.com/gazette-opinion/20170618/anne-barth-bringing-wvs-female-scientists-out-of-the-shadows To the best of my knowledge, there is no West Virginia Hall of Fame for Women Scientists. With the release last year of the movie “Hidden Figures,” I propose that we at least create a virtual one and make Katherine Johnson from White […]

May 18, 2017

TechConnect compiles statewide listing of business incubators and accelerators

    By JIM ROSS jross@statejournal.com TechConnect West Virginia has developed a comprehensive listing of active business incubators and accelerators located throughout West Virginia. “Personal, hands-on assistance for starting or growing a business in the Mountain State can be secured through at least 23 incubators and accelerators across the state”, said Anne Barth, executive director […]

April 4, 2017

TechConnect spearheads effort to get West Virginians trained

  The Register-Herald Column By Anne Barth, TechConnect West Virginia March 28, 2017 With ever-increasing advances in technology, there is one thing we DO know. Coding — the process of writing computer programs to analyze data, manage digital systems and operate today’s machinery and consumer products — will become more and more important. In fact, […]

April 3, 2017

Concerted effort can boost coding jobs in W.Va.

Column by Anne Barth Huntington Herald-Dispatch April 2, 2017 With ever-increasing advances in technology, there is one thing we DO know. Coding – the process of writing computer programs to analyze data, manage digital systems and operate today’s machinery and consumer products – will become more and more important. In fact, coding has been called the […]

April 3, 2017

Arria Hines of Allegheny Science & Technology honored for innovation

The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram by Darlene J. Swiger STAFF WRITER March 20, 2017 BRIDGEPORT — The CEO and president of a Bridgeport technology management company has been been recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Woman in Technology Award. Arria Hines runs Allegheny Science & Technology, which has its corporate office in White Oaks Business Park in Bridgeport, […]

March 6, 2017

TechConnect’s ScaleUp Boosts Economy, One Innovation at a Time

  The State Journal March 5, 2017 By: John Dahlia http://www.theet.com/statejournal/news/techconnect-s-scaleup-boosts-economy-one-innovation-at-a-time/article_dd93f3f4-8f6f-5739-916e-2720461f1cef.html   The journey from idea to concept to prototype to market can be riddled with obstacles specifically designed to prevent success. But a relatively new statewide initiative called ScaleUp West Virginia has quietly been giving homegrown innovators what they need to take their dreams […]

March 6, 2017

How we are driving coding workforce for WV’s future

  Op-ed in The Charleston Gazette-Mail March 5, 2017 By: Anne Barth http://www.wvgazettemail.com/gazette-op-ed-commentaries/20170304/anne-barth-how-we-are-driving-coding-workforce-for-wvs-future   Much has been written about the future of work, but many questions remain unanswered. Will robots and machine learning replace a majority of workers across a multitude of sectors in the next decades? How will artificial intelligence replace humans across a […]

January 11, 2017

Now is the time for technology-based economic development

  The State Journal January 9, 2017 Column by Brooks McCabe Technology-based economic development offers West Virginia one of its best opportunities to jump-start real growth driven by high-paying research and manufacturing jobs. With the economic and fiscal constraints currently facing West Virginia, immediate action is needed. The priorities must be set on outcome measures […]