Reaching Beyond wvu
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innovation at chambers
West Virginians know that our home is brimming with tremendous resources and opportunities, but the time has come for West Virginia to think differently about innovation and job creation to move into a future fueled by start-ups and entrepreneurship.
Meet the Change Makers
Research and outreach centers
The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development for our community and state through K-12 programming, higher education initiatives and business partnerships.
Since the 1940s, the BBER’s mission has been to serve the people of West Virginia by providing the state’s business and policymaking communities with reliable data and rigorous applied economic research and analysis that enables the state’s leaders to design better business practices and public policies.Learn More
Fostering close relationships among academia, business, and government in the United States and China.Learn More
Our vision is for West Virginia students, citizens, policymakers, and the business community to understand the roles that the principles and institutions of a free society play in creating widely shared prosperity.Learn More
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education was established in 2015 to promote financial literacy throughout the state. The CFLE created a central mechanism for the outreach, programmatic, and research specific initiatives involving financial literacy and education within the college. Our mission is to bring awareness, resources, programs, and support to constituents across the region that will initiate change agents to promote the economic health and prosperity of the citizens of the State of West Virginia.Learn More
The College of Business and Economics, mostly through collaborations with the WVU Forensic Science Initiative in the Research Office, has created a range of programs that fill previously unmet needs in the forensic community. They fall under two broad concepts: The business of forensics and the forensics of business.Learn More
Now beginning its third year of operations, Data Driven WV works to support faculty research, student experiential learning and the prosperity of West Virginia and the surrounding region. DDWV focuses on creating impact for organizations through the use of data analytics and cybersecurity and, more generally, data technologies.Learn More
The latest in innovation and outreach
I68 feature: New research based on transportation data by WVU economists Brad Humphreys and Alexander Cardazzi shows that rough roads reduce traffic speeds and safety. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard)
This year’s West Virginia University Campus Read selection, “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú, prods readers to consider timely, complex views on migration, law enforcement, politics and more, as Mountaineers continue to take on big issues and ask tough questions.
Fall is here and we're enjoying all of the sights on campus, including our new business college on Morgantown's waterfront.
Economics professor, Dr. Brad Humphreys, had his paper, "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Pavement Damage Reduces Traffic Safety and Speed" written with two (now former) Economics graduate students and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The former students are Margaret Bock, now assistant professor at Goucher College, and Alex Cardazzi, not a visiting assistant professor here in the economics department. This work was funded by an NBER grant awarded in January 2020.
Mason Harp is not only a marketing junior at Chambers College, but he is also West Virginia University’s Coca-Cola Ambassador! In fact, he is currently ranked 31st on the leaderboard for Coca-Cola Campus Ambassadors.
Employees manning the frontlines of customer service, whether behind the hotel front desk or the restaurant counter, come face-to-face with folks from all walks of life for hours on end.
It’s the start of the fall semester and, as students and faculty begin to settle into our new routines, we inevitably start looking forward. For some of us at West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics, that means preparing for upcoming sales competitions.
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