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MATRIC Executive Participates in WV Marcellus to Manufacturing Conference

MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center President & CEO, Steve Hedrick, participated in the West Virginia Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) Ethane Development Conference on March 26, 2014.  Hosted by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the conference drew hundreds of people from various upstream and downstream players from across the United States. [...]

MATRIC continues to serve customers during time of WV crisis

The Charleston, W.Va., water contamination issue continues to lead national and international media headlines. As a company based in the greater Charleston area, it's easy to say that last week is one for the West Virginia record books. First, we experience unseasonably and dangerously low temperatures and wind chills, which subsided by mid-week. Then on [...]

Panel to Discuss Future of Manufacturing

Although manufacturing in the United States may not be producing at the same level it once did, various factors are converging and several downturned industries appear poised to resurge. During the 2013 West Virginia Business Summit, panelists will discuss "The Future of Manufacturing in West Virginia," 1:30 p.m., Aug. 28 at The Greenbrier.  The discussion [...]

A Distinction Between Invention and Innovation

George Keller, Ph.D., chief engineer at MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, addresses the Society of Plastics Engineers' ANTEC 2013 conference today in Cincinnati, Ohio. His presentation outlines the importance of differentiating between invention and innovation. The former primarily concerns the discovery or identification of something new with possible uses in the real [...]

MATRIC Demonstrates Innovation for Students and Educators

MATRIC Scientist Nye Clinton, Ph.D., Conducts a Lab Demonstration for National Youth Science Campers Operations at the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center are encompassed by a range of complex tasks, which require various skill sets and a solid educational foundation. Therefore MATRIC is glad to cooperate with various academic initiatives. Over the [...]

National Youth Science Campers to Visit MATRIC

The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center recognizes the critical importance of education and the role learning plays in fostering new discoveries. On June 28, we're excited to be hosting over 100 National Youth Science Campers. Some of the nation's brightest high schoolers and international students will visit our offices and laboratories at the West [...]

Innovation is a Contact Sport

National Science Foundation Director Dr. Subra Suresh comments during the Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Symposium, at West Virginia State University. Speaking at a recent event, National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh stressed that research investments yield returns that benefit all of society and provide a "ticket to prosperity." From a global perspective, [...]

MATRIC Event: ‘Generations of Discovery – Faces of Innovation’

MATRIC Annual Business Briefing and Reception Jan. 19, 2012, The Clay Center, Charleston, W.Va. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Presentation and Awards 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Reception The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center will host its Annual Business Briefing and Reception at the Clay Center, in Charleston, W.Va. The program’s theme, Generations of [...]

Expert to Discuss the Industry of Nanotechnology

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Craig Friedrich will trace the history of nanotechnology, its techniques and applications, along with the potential for industrial growth through nanoscale advances and innovations in science. Friedrich is professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Nanotechnology processes are characterized by the manipulation of matter on extremely small atomic and [...]

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