Bluefield State College's award-winning robotics program, the College's interim president Robin Capehart, and BSC representatives participated on multiple fronts during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at The Greenbrier.
President Capehart led the session discussion, "Innovation and the Knowledge Economy" in the Greenbrier's Chesapeake Room. Other panelists included Dr. E. Gordon Gee (WVU President), Dr. Jerry Gilbert (Marshall University President), and Dr. Anthony Jenkins (WV State University President).
Throughout the Chamber annual meeting, BSC robotics team students and advisor Joey Hazelwood demonstrated the intelligent autonomous vehicle they are preparing to compete in the 2020 Intelligent Ground Vehicle international competition. US Senator Joe Manchin, US Congresswoman Carol Miller, and FOX News commentator Chris Stirewalt were among the visitors to the BSC exhibit, talking to College representatives and the Bluefield State robotics team.