Student Leadership Council Critical to Center Engagement



By Josh Cummins

PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University, SLC President

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The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Student Leadership Council (SLC) is an advisory committee to the leaders of the CCEFP. Josh Cummins (Vanderbilt University) serves as president, Sangyoon Lee (University of Minnesota) as vice president, Jordan Garrity (Purdue University) as secretary, and Bishwaranjan Mohanty (University of Minnesota) as treasurer.

The SLC provides input to the CCEFP as to what is important to the students who are part of the community and how the Center can improve student relations, roles and responsibilities. Providing a voice to the CCEFP student body is important as it allows another perspective on the research that takes place.  It allows students to have ownership in their research, which is important for long term Center success. Examples of ownership is the managing of the travel grant program, organizing and hosting research webcasts to make students and their research visible to industry, and organizing social events during meetings to maintain student engagement. The SLC, in conjunction with the CCEFP faculty and industry leadership, will help influence and develop the next generation of highly skilled and educated fluid power engineers.

In group photo (left to right): Bishwaranjan Mohanty (University of Minnesota), Josh Cummins (Vanderbilt University), Sangyoon Lee (University of Minnesota), Jordan Garrity (Purdue University).

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