Author Archives: Alyssa Burger

FPIRC16
Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2016 (FPIRC16) October 10-12 Minneapolis, MN Co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)    In addition to FPIRC's collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and local industry and laboratory tours, keynote presentations provide another opportunity for attendees to learn...

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grants update
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 to 4-year universities to develop, replicate, or disseminate high-quality, high-impact undergraduate-level fluid power curriculum. These initiatives engage faculty in the teaching of fluid power and create heightened awareness of and engagement with fluid power among students — the next generation of engineering leaders. Grants...

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FPIRC16
The 2016 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference is set to bridge the gap between industry and university resources and talent through its technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry. In addition to traditional networking opportunities during the course of...

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Webinar
The 2016 CCEFP Webinar Series schedule has been updated through the end of the year. Check the Webinar Series webpage for further schedule updates and to register. The Webinar Series is a monthly webcast about research, workforce and special topic presentations hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power and sponsored by NFPA. The presentations offer a great...

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Stelson Wins Koski Medal
Kim A. Stelson (pictured), Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has received the 2016 Robert E. Koski Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Robert E. Koski Medal, which is given annually to one...

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We’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 nine universities—that is making a difference in 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...

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The rapid advance of new manufacturing technologies, such as additive and hybrid manufacturing, provides exciting opportunities to improve the performance, reliability, and cost of many products.  To address these opportunities, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) brought together experts from industry, academia, and national labs for a Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Workshop on...

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FPIRC16
October 10-12, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minnesota The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. Conference presenters include industry practitioners and leaders,...

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Chainless Challenge 2016
Recently, over 30 engineering undergraduates learned fluid power in the best possible way — by organized tinkering. If you haven't heard, the Parker Chainless Challenge is a fluid power workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts.  The NFPA...

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student profile: Sangyoon Lee
We’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 in preparing a better-educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the number of fluid power focused...

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