Category Archives: Education

MFG Day
Let NFPA help by putting you in touch with educators or by helping to promote your event. NFPA recently registered for the second year in a row to endorse Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day). This year's MFG Day is right around the corner on Friday, October 5. By engaging in this program, members can share their expertise with...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Christian Worner. He is attending Minnesota State University in Mankato this fall, pursuing a B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering Technology. We asked Christian about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Brendon Eminger. Brendon received the Robert Mackey Memorial Award and will attend Arkansas State University this fall. We asked Brendon about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you?...

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Fluid Power Action Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Board of Directors met the week of June 18, 2018 for its annual strategic retreat. There they reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2017-18 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with our membership some of those successes, especially those associated with...

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FORCE America Career Exploration Day
In May, FORCE America helped sponsor the 4th Annual Career Exploration Day for local students from Northfield Public Schools in Minnesota while providing the opportunity for them to learn about different career areas. This year, they combined the career fair with the Career Exploration Day, resulting in more high school participation. Around 650 middle school students...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants to middle and high schools to facilitate hydraulics and pneumatics instruction. Grant awards defray the costs related to the educational aspects of the Fluid Power Action Challenge Program—either for the fluid power kits for classroom use or for participation in the Fluid Power Action Challenge event. Below...

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Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship
Last fall, I contacted Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, to find out if he had secured a summer internship. When I found out that he was currently searching for internship opportunities, I emailed all of our local Milwaukee area members and let them know. HUSCO replied and set up an interview with Spencer...

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NFPA News
With the support of our membership and education partners, the Fluid Power Action Challenge event introduced almost 2,000 students to fluid power technology in 2018 and its tenth year of operation. The origin of the Action Challenge began with Steve Rogers of Mechanical Kits LTD. In an interview with Steve, he told me about his...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to thirteen students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 500-word essay, and two letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The Foundation’s goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and universities pursue their interests...

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MFG Day
NFPA recently registered for the second year in a row to endorse MFG Day. This year's MFG Day will be Friday, October 5. Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. NFPA supports events like these both through our own programs and by promoting programs that align...

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