HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute is giving 3D printers and other technology to more than 30 middle and high schools across West Virginia.

Huntington-based RCBI says in a news release that the move is aimed at promoting innovation among agricultural educators and students.

In addition to the printers, the technology includes computers, microcontroller kits and other electronic components. Teachers will receive the technology gifts and undergo training Wednesday at Magnolia High School in New Martinsville. Funding was provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

RCBI director of entrepreneurship Bill Woodrum says students can apply the technologies to solve problems and create new opportunities in the agriculture sector.

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