About 60 employee members of Fort Collins-based Woodward, Inc. will volunteer from noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory or EECL, 430 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, to help students clean and paint the property, as well as recycle materials that are no longer needed.
For this community outreach event, Woodward members will be rolling up their sleeves and working with students to clean, paint, and recycle unneeded materials from the EECL. They will discuss with CSU professors and instructors and see firsthand the various research projects underway at the lab, and will also hear about the lab’s planned expansion.
Community and corporate citizenship is a core philosophy for Woodward. The company is committed to supporting programs and organizations that ensure communities are desirable places to live and work.
Woodward is major supporter of the EECL and Colorado State University. In addition to supporting a long-standing partnership to improve engine efficiency at the EECL, Woodward funds a systems engineering endowed professorship held by Ron Sega at the College of Engineering. The city of Fort Collins, Colorado State, Woodward and VanDyne SuperTurbo – a Woodward spinoff – have joined with other partners to form the Colorado Engine and Transportation Innovation Cluster, or CETIC, which will serve as a platform for innovation and economic development in the engine and transportation industries.
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions used in global infrastructure equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more cost-effective equipment. Woodward is headquartered in Fort Collins. For more information, go to www.woodward.com.
The Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) is a unique interdisciplinary research/education program at Colorado State University. Established in 1992 and driven by a mission to create innovative energy solutions and entrepreneurial models that benefit the human condition, the lab is recognized as a leading global research force in advanced biofuels, engines and engine controls, smart grid technology, and energy for development.