The boot camp was essential in introducing the REU's to the CCEFP. The basic fluid power concepts lecture and fundamental labs gave us the appropriate preparation to begin working on our research projects. Getting to meet all the faculty and graduate students gives us a better connection to the center and the potential for future research in fluid power beyond this summer program. Above all, meeting all the REU's and realizing the scale and the outreach of this program gives us motivation to make an effective contribution. I really enjoyed meeting you all and I hope everyone's first week is going smoothly.