Facilitate The Facilitator manages all of the technical details of Workshop and Challenge Days of the Fluid Power Action Challenge. This includes checking and organizing the shipment of the Challenge kits, building the simple layout board for the competition, making sure students have all the instructions they need and guiding them through Workshop and Challenge Day. On Workshop Day, the Facilitator teaches students basic fluid power concepts, guides them through building simple pneumatic kits and presents the Challenge problem and layout that they must solve for Challenge day. On Challenge Day, the Facilitator is the emcee, keeping everything on schedule and working with the judges to manage the Challenge competition. Facilitator TimelineFacilitator Frequently Asked Questions 2-3 months before: Read through the following files for step-by-step directions for the Workshop Day: Notes for Facilitators 2017-18 Workshop Presentation 2017 Workshop Lifter Step-by-Step Workshop Rotating Platform 2017-18 FPC Layout Cube Instructions (legal) Process Cube Sides (legal) Design Process Diagram Q: Is there a layout board sharing program? A: The Challenge problem changes every year, therefore so does the layout board. Many current Fluid Power Action Challenge hosts are willing to share their layout board. This will work best if you are in close proximity to another Challenge host as shipping costs for a layout board can be expensive. Q: Do you have a mentor program to help if questions come up? A: Yes! We have experienced Fluid Power Action Challenge hosts that you can contact with related questions. All you have to do is email Lynn Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected!