We have had a significant number of visitors over the years. Though we do not have regular hours, this is a working lab, we welcome visitors and groups to see what we have, to discuss how these systems work, and if they may fit a a particular application.
This is a group of Chinese students that have visited the last 3 years as part of a summer program at NIU DeKalb
This is a RVC student group that helped us put on our Expo last year. We have directly supported student groups at RVC, NIU , Elgin CC, Heartland CC and Highland Community College.
We find free pizza, T-Shirts, and Best Buy Gift cards to be a power incentive. We also donate an appropriate amount to the club for their use in return for their help.
We have assisted students in looking at job options, re-writing resumes appropriate to Advanced Energy companies, and in general exposing them to something different as this is a relatively new field
The ETA-International Organization awarded FFRE a certificate of recognition for training efforts. To the left is Professor Steve Fleeman, RVC connection to FFRE