Category Archives: NFPA Foundation

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The 2018-19 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is off to an exciting start! Coinciding with their senior capstone design courses, fifteen universities have registered to compete in this year's program. In the first semester of the Vehicle Challenge, teams gain knowledge in fluid power components, circuits, and systems, and their use in controlling force and motion....

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is rapidly expanding to communities all over the country. These events introduce students to fluid power technology and deliver a platform for open dialogue between local educational systems and the industry that provides rewarding careers for their graduates. Together, NFPA and numerous NFPA member companies and education partners take the...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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CCEFP Webinar
The new CCEFP Webinar Series is underway, and the next episode, taking place November 14 at 12 pm CST, will feature two NFPA Foundation Research Supplement recipients: High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization (Tom Chase, UMN) and Liquid Piston Gas Compressor/Expander for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and CO2 Sequestration (Perry Li, UMN). The webinar series is...

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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, Thomas Wallace. He is continuing his studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. We asked Thomas about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid Power...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Finding fluid power-educated workforce candidates is an ongoing challenge for NFPA members, so I wanted to take this opportunity to reinforce one important benefit of donating in the NFPA Foundation’s Pascal Society. Pascal Society donors – of any level: Gold, Silver or Bronze – are invited to post their...

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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, Allison Potts. She is continuing her studies at the College of Central Florida, pursuing an A.S. degree in the Advanced Manufacturing Specialization. We asked Allison about winning the scholarship . ....

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As part of our strategic agenda, NFPA helps increase the number of technically trained people and connects them to careers in the fluid power industry. One way to make that connection is through the NFPA Careers website, which includes information for students, instructors, and members.  Students: In addition to job openings from supporting companies,* students...

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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, Robert German. He is continuing his studies at Norco College in Norco, California and is enrolled in the Accelerated Certificate Employment (ACE) Industrial Automation program. We asked Robert about winning the...

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