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I have reported many times about the success of the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge program. The success is due to the passion of NFPA members to make middle school students aware of fluid power careers. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid...

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Price Eng. Student Career Connection
[youtube id="7XD227gzCqY" width="620" height="360"] Price Engineering. 30 high school students. A tour. Fluid power classroom kits. Sharing. An internship. What does this all equal? The new NFPA Student Career Connections (SCC) program. The first SCC event took place at NFPA member, Price Engineering in Hartland, Wisconsin on March 17. This is a quick overview of...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded three teaching grants that will begin in fall 2015. The objective of these teaching grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry.  Student Activity Based Learning Project, Antigone Sharris,...

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Students learn about fluid power through NFPA Foundation funded projects
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants. The projects will begin in January 2015, and give a number of students opportunities to learn about and study fluid power: At Western New England University, a senior mechanical engineering student is involved in the design and modeling of the Development of Servo-Pneumatic Experimental...

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My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Milwaukee WI Bradley Tech High School
On December 11, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Bradley Tech High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and I served as career coaches during the workshop. We were assigned 6-7 freshman high...

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NFPA Workforce Survey_fluid power challenge
In May of this year, the Workforce team of NFPA sent out a Workforce Education/Community Survey to NFPA members asking if/how they were involved with their local schools. The results that were received showed a great deal of involvement. Of the 81 responses we received, 70% said that they were involved with their local schools....

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
l l by Eric Lanke [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little while ago, NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski wrote about the work he and the Board are doing to define a new strategy agenda for the association—one that better identifies specific outcomes NFPA will seek to achieve when tackling the challenges facing the fluid power industry. As part of...

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Fluid Power Challenge
The following is a letter from NFPA Board Member Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company, Inc. sent to his community for support of the Fluid Power Challenge. It highlights the success and benefits of sponsoring an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. It is reprinted here with permission. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • ...

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Danfoss India and Eaton Teaching Fluid Power in India
On Pascal Day, June 19, the Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) began teaching fluid power to 7th and 8th grade students in Pune, India. The curriculum they used was provided by NFPA and was from the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin School District. Danfoss India sponsored the hydraulic kits and Eaton volunteers participated. The group has held...

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This spring, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) received a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to help the Rearin’ Raiders team improve the design and functionality of the 2011 model of their Electrohydraulic Performance Puller (EHPP), and then bring the tractor to the ASABE International...

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