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CART at BSC Presents Prototype Projects at ITC Gathering

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    Thursday, April 17 2014
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—The Center for Applied Research and Technology at Bluefield State College (CART) described and demonstrated a few of the prototype products it developed for RSL Fiber Systems (RSL) for members of the Innovation Transfer Consortium (ITC) at the group's February meeting at Alderson Broaddus University.

CART marketing director Deborah Griffith demonstrated two of RSL's fiber optic-illuminated personal safety products designed for use in underground mining. She also described the development process behind several other CART prototypes, detailing how technology provided cost-effective solutions to long-standing problems in areas as diverse as robotic vehicles and methane sensing.

The meeting brought together representatives of the state's colleges and universities seeking to partner with business and industry to turn research into products and jobs for West Virginia.

Established in 1998, CART is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in applied engineering research and development and conducts focused product development and rapid prototyping.

ITC was created by TechConnectWV with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, and West Virginia and Marshall Universities as a new way for researchers at West Virginia's primarily undergraduate public and private institutions of higher education to evolve research into products, industries and jobs through partnerships with the private sector.