The Rapid Center is staffed with a full-time director with significant experience in research and development working with various industries, inventors and entrepreneurs. In addition, several engineering faculty members with WCU's College of Engineering and Technology spend a portion of their time dedicated to research and development projects through The Rapid Center.
All of our highly qualified faculty members bring years of industry experience as well as a thorough foundation in scholarly research that keeps them current in their fields of interest. They also bring a strong commitment to both teaching and serving business and industry throughout the region. Their hands-on approach to problem solving means they will achieve practical results for our corporate clients. Their commitment to project-based learning means they will provide the most effective instruction and guidance for students.
|Gardner, Patrick||Director||828.227.2435||CAT 209|
|Ottie, Jessica||Contracts and Administration||828.227.2560||CAT 209|
|Graham, Monty||Engineering Project Coordinator||828.227.2160||CAT 115|
|Banther, Brett||Center Project Engineer||828.227.2797||CAT 212A|
|Clare, Michael||Center Project Engineer||828.227.2148||CAT 212B|
|Lyvers, Shawn||Center Project Engineer||828.227.2173||CAT 212E|