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WVU Tech launches new four-year degree program in Construction Management

This fall, college students aiming for a career in construction will have a chance to begin a bachelor’s degree program in construction management at WVU Tech.

The only four-year construction management degree in the state, the new program will train students to be technically competent, safety-focused and quality-centered construction practitioners. The program will teach students construction methods, operations, law and safety, producing graduates ready to find work as project managers, coordinators, estimators, construction superintendents and other vital roles within the construction industry.

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LaunchLab at WVU Tech to host first idea pitch competition

The LaunchLab in Beckley will be hosting its very first Idea Pitch Competition on the WVU Tech campus on Thursday, February 22 at 5 p.m. in the Innovation Building.

The inaugural event invites individuals and teams from WVU Tech, Bluefield State College and Concord University to pitch their ideas for a business, product or service. Competitors will have a chance to meet with local entrepreneurs and compete for first, second or third place to earn their share of $5,000 in funding for their business idea.

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Pathfinders: How alumni are sharing their stories to help Golden Bears explore their own careers

For many college graduates, fulfilling careers begin to take shape when they realize that landing the perfect job isn’t always about the title. Sometimes it’s simply about doing what they find interesting or what they’re good at. Sometimes it’s about using their skills in ways they never considered before. That realization can liberating, but for many, it’s doesn’t happen until well after graduation day.

WVU Tech chemical engineering professor Dr. Kimberlyn Gray aims to change that.

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WVU faculty fellows to focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the classroom [WVU Today]

The IDEA Fellows recently returned from the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators at Babson College in Massachusetts, where they received extensive training on how to effectively teach entrepreneurship in their coursework. Using the knowledge and skills they learned at Babson, each IDEA Fellow will either create a new course or modify an existing one for the coming academic year. WVU’s faculty members were selected by the Office of the Provost through a rigorous application process open to faculty in all disciplines on WVU divisional campuses at WVU Tech and Potomac State College. As a cohort, the Fellows will work for the next two years to champion entrepreneurship and innovation across the University.

The IDEA Fellows for 2018-2019 are:

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Tech grad Chedli Ben Hassine opens first e-sports ‘gym’ in France

Last May, WVU Tech grad Chedli Ben Hassine sat in a crowd of caps and gowns, eager to mark the end of his undergraduate journey and claim his degree in Information Systems. His name was called. He walked the stage. He hasn’t stopped moving since.

Nearly nine months and more than 4,000 miles later, he’s just as eager. Only now he’s in Paris, France. His cap? A gaming headset. His gown? The title of Founder and CEO at BeGame, a one-of-a-kind e-sports facility where gamers can play, practice and compete in video gaming competitions.

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WVU Tech grads carry spirit of learning, sense of community into grad school

The college experience at WVU Tech includes a focus on experiential learning. Whether that’s something as complex as a semester-long internship or a single day of giving back to the community, putting skills to work in the real world is something every student is encouraged to do.

For graduates like Drew Lytton, ’17, and Felipe Sozinho, ’16, that drive to build experience beyond the classroom lasted well beyond graduation day. Today, the two are working as hard as ever, earning graduate degrees on the Morgantown campus. They’re also putting their skills to use as graduate assistants in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences office of Enrollment Management and Outreach.

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