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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rofessor and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Director, Kim A. Stelson, hosted by Eric Barth, CCEFP Co-Deputy Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, a CCEFP university, was the invited guest speaker at Vanderbilt’s Mechanical Engineering Departmental Seminar. Over 50 engineering faculty and graduate students attended.  It is a standard...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to helping the U.S. fluid power industry meet pressing workforce development needs
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Please follow this link to watch a 4-minute video we premiered a few weeks ago at the 2015 NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego. Through the generous support of our many donors, our Foundation has been doing some amazing work in helping our industry meet its pressing workforce development...

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Ram Sudarsan Devendran, PhD Candidate at Purdue University
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 when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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Future of Pneumatics at Vanderbilt University
Months after launching a new giving and recognition society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to increase support for fluid power education and research, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have formed a collaborative, synergistic staffing plan to provide administrative support for those activities...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded three teaching grants that will begin in fall 2015. The objective of these teaching grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry.  Student Activity Based Learning Project, Antigone Sharris,...

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Joshua Cummins
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 when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO It was my great pleasure to help staff the first-ever “Future of Pneumatics” exhibit at the new PACK EXPO East trade show a few weeks ago in February 2015. With our exhibit partners Vanderbilt University and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA made a dramatic...

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FPIRC 2015
Earlier this month, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power posted a video from the inaugural FPIRC, which was hosted at Vanderbilt University, in October 2014.  If you missed it, you can watch the film showcases the panel on public-private partnerships in innovation, research to marketplace opportunities, and the need for an educated workforce. FPIRC15 is expected...

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NFPA member news
By David Comber, Vanderbilt University, originally run in CCEFP Newsblast CCEFP Research Project 2G: Fluid Powered Surgery and Rehabilitation via Compact Integrated Systems Research Project Leaders: Prof. Eric Barth, Vanderbilt University. Prof. Robert Webster, Vanderbilt University, Prof. Jun Ueda, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vito Gervasi, R&D Manager, Rapid Prototyping Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering Fluid power...

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extroverted young people
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Cincinnati and I was able to work in a few member visits along the way. One was at Sheffer Corporation, a manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Randy Logsdon was an attentive host and he gave me a complete tour of their impressive...

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