U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna, of California’s 17th Congressional District will meet with WVU Tech and WVU representatives on Beckley’s campus Monday to discuss STEM education and industry in the state.
Tech officials reported Khanna will be visiting alongside representatives from high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and data analysis companies to discuss how the WVU system is encouraging the growth of STEM fields in the state.
With a strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation, Khanna and industry visitors will share ideas for how to strengthen and expand the pipeline of STEM professionals in the to ensure a platform for growth in important and economy-boosting industries, officials said.
The visiting group will participate in a roundtable discussion on moving West Virginia Forward, tour campus and meet with current students.
— Jordan Nelson