Reaching Beyond wvu
We’re not only educating, we’re transforming minds and creating solutions for our community, our state and our world. Our centers offer valuable programs to help students, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers across the state, nation and the world.
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
WVU’s Finance University spreads financial literacy statewide
In 2014, around 10,000 gallons of a coal-washing chemical called MCHM spilled into the Elk River near Charleston, affecting 30,000 residents in nine counties.
After West Virginia University student Anthony Garber’s friend’s dog accidentally received a hard pull on the neck from a retractable leash, Garber began searching the dog leash market for a product that wouldn’t yank so harshly. When he couldn’t find a leash that fit his idea, he began brainstorming.
Two experienced West Virginia University administrators will take the lead in the key areas of business education and innovation for the University, following today’s (June 16) announcement that Milan Puskar Dean of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics and Vice President for Start-up West Virginia Javier Reyes will become provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Chambers College alumni and friends:
Gov. Jim Justice joined leaders with DataRobot, the leader in Augmented Intelligence, at a ceremony today to announce that the company is opening an office in Vantage Ventures in Morgantown. The new office will further the company’s mission to democratize AI through expanded hiring in software engineering, professional services, and customer support.
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