Fluke Selects Student Contest Finalists

April 25, 2017
Fluke announces the finalists in the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest.

Fluke Corporation announces the finalists in the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest, which tests the skills, innovation and business application of student teams enrolled in two and four year colleges, universities, trade/tech schools and apprenticeship programs in the United States. Student teams use Fluke Connect wireless tools and software to collaborate and solve real-world operational problems.

The finalist teams and their selected projects are:

  • Richmond Community College: Bus differential protection application of PVD relays using different ration current transformers.
  • The Peterson School: Eliminate profit erosion due to warranty claims by discovering issues with power quality.
  • Puget Sound Electrical JATC: Commissioning solar photovoltaic systems and validating their parameters.
  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech: Diagnosing CAN bus systems faults.
  • Bates Technical College: Implementing a standard operating procedure to diagnose, fix, and maintain commercial container refrigerator systems.

A panel of six judges evaluated the teams on their technical skills, innovation and creativity, the business value of their projects and the presentation skills of the team. The judges were Tom Wilk, chief editor, Plant Services magazine; Todd Redd, national market manager for Graybar; Glen Mazur, author, trainer and former department chair of Joliet Jr. College; and three judges from Fluke Corporation: Thomas Anderson, senior software engineer; Leah Friberg, education and public affairs manager; and Sabari Ram, SaaS product manager.

Projects will be evaluated by the same panel of judges and the public, who will be able to vote via the contest website April 24-28. The winners, who will be announced May 4, 2017, will be determined by which team made the biggest impact using the Fluke Connect system, with 75% of the decision based on the evaluation by the panel of judges and 25% on the public vote. The first-place team and their adviser will receive a paid trip to Fluke headquarters in north Seattle to spend a day meeting with Fluke executive and engineering leadership, tour Fluke engineering and manufacturing and see the Boeing manufacturing facility and Future of Flight Aviation Center next door. The school’s department will also receive $3,500 worth of Fluke tools. 

For more information, visit: www.fluke.com

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