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New Faces in Fluid Power—Meghan Miller

I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry.

The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the number of fluid power focused advanced degrees awarded in the United States, with almost half of its graduates going on to work in the fluid power industry.

One of those graduates is Meghan Miller, a former Master’s student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and now a Test Engineer at ExxonMobil.

According to a recent presentation I saw given by the chair of the CCEFP’s Student Leadership Council, Meghan says the two main benefits that she took away from the CCEFP were hands-on laboratory experience and exposure to industry.

“I emerged from MSOE with not only a master’s degree, but with a plethora of knowledge about hydraulic systems and testing equipment. I truly believe that had I not worked for the Center, I would have never been considered for my current position as an industrial test engineer with ExxonMobil.”

Meghan is just one of the many new faces in the fluid power industry who is better able to hit the ground running because of her research and education experiences within the CCEFP.

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