National Fluid Power Association part of new $21 million research center

June 22, 2006
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced a $15 million, five-year grant to support the new Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power.

Industry partners will augment NSF funding with $3 million, and seven universities will contribute an additional $3 million. The center will be based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Among its goals are reducing fuel consumption, developing devices for people with disabilities, and designing state-of-the-art rescue robots. It will involve a nationwide network of engineering researchers and educators; manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the fluid-power industry; and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).

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