Parker Hannifin Corporation sponsored and provided judges for a Fluid Power Action Challenge in Ohio. Twenty-three students from Chagrin Falls and Kenston Middle Schools participated in the event in which they designed and built their own pneumatic lifter and rotational device. According to a representative from Chagrin Falls Middle School, the event was very beneficial for the...

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FORCE America teamed up with Alexandria Technical and Community College again this year to sponsor a Fluid Power Action Challenge. In addition to the Challenge, the company hosted a tour of their facility for attending teachers. This year’s event was a sizeable one. Together with mechatronics department at Alex Tech, FORCE provided judges for the 12...

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This spring, Husco sponsored and provided judges for a Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted at Waukesha STEM Academy. Current Action Challenge organizers Matt and James from Waukesha STEM Academy participated in the Challenge held at MSOE for a few years. They realized they had the space in their gymnasium and connected with Husco to start their...

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In their third annual Fluid Power Action Challenge, Master Pneumatic and Macomb Community College hosted 108 sixth-grade students on 28 teams from Warren Consolidated School District’s Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center [(MS)2TC]. The center is a half-day honors program for students. These sixth graders made quite the impression, and Macomb Daily featured them in...

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In April, the Workforce team traveled to Houston and St. Louis to promote the NFPA Robotics Challenge FIRST® Scholarship, a merit-based $40K scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who uses fluid power in his or her 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot. This year, the competition theme was Steamworks. Teams were tasked with creating a robot...

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Teams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. NFPA member, Danfoss, hosted the event at their headquarters building and test track. Seven university teams competed, including Cal Poly...

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72 students on 19 teams filled the gymnasium at Waukesha Community Technical College to compete against their peers in the Fluid Power Action Challenge, sponsored by Price Engineering and Eaton Corporation. But this competition day went a step further. In addition to the competition, FORCE America and Waukesha County DPW coordinated to display a municipal...

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36 High School students from South Milwaukee High School spent half-a-day at Poclain Hydraulics. Students had the opportunity to learn more about the companies, its employees, and the Fluid Power industry as a potential career. Some students in the crowd were already accepted to local colleges and universities to study for a career engineering; other...

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On Wednesday January 4, 2017, 8th grade students from surrounding schools met at Alexandria Technical & Community College to take part in the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge. On Workshop Day, the students spent time learning about fluid power and building a model with a set of materials provided to them in their kit. They...

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Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school. The Workshop and Challenge Days were held at the Orland Park Civic Center with the help of Orland Park’s Mayor, Dan McLaughlin. Other support came from our very own member...

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