Since it's inception The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has been working to improve access to fluid power education for engineers and technicians of all stripes. Access to fluid power education remains a challenge for many at the university level. The Fluid Power Institute and the Professional Education department at the Milwaukee School Of Engineering (MSOE), are key members of this consortium and continue to contribute research and host educational workshops for students in the CCEFP educational program.
The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), MSOE and companies within the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the Center. Fluid Power Scholars, in this highly selective program, begin their summer internship with an intensive 3 day instructional program in fluid power technology at MSOE's state-of-the-art component and systems laboratory. Topics covered include identification of features of hydraulic and pneumatic systems; application of industry standards to hydraulic and schematic systems; analysis of circuits from a schematic drawing; understanding of the operation and applications of valves, cylinders, pumps, and motors; identification of the chemical and physical properties of fluids, etc. Following this instruction, each scholar begins a paid three or six month internship at a sponsoring company.
If your organization would like to participate in this valuable program and take a leadership role in fluid power education, contact the CCEFP, http://www.ccefp.org.