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Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that describes an industry-wide consensus regarding the pre-competitive research and development needs associated with improving the design and function of fluid power components and systems. It is used by the NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)...

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The May 1st NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship application deadline is looming, but there is still time to volunteer to help review applications and make the final award decision. Here is what's needed: Who: Fluid power professionals who want to help the next generation of engineers What: Review scholarship applications, screen applicants, and help decide on a winner...

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Survey
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Take the Quick Survey on Entry-Level Engineering Skills and Competencies Please respond by Friday, April 7, 2017 Through its Curriculum Grants program, the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is working to increase the amount of fluid power that is taught in undergraduate engineering programs. NFPA’s University Education Committee, which...

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NFPA’s Membership Committee recently met via conference call on May 18, 2016. Following up on the committee's previous meeting, the main topic of discussion was membership engagement and retention. The conversation revolved around an internal member engagement statistics report compiled by NFPA. The report details all of the various programs and services offered by the association,...

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Collaboration
A couple weeks ago, the NFPA Membership Committee met at the Annual Conference in San Antonio, with two major topics on the table for discussion: What should NFPA be doing to track engagement of members in NFPA programs and services, and how can we do a better job encouraging less engaged members to participate? What...

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CCEFP Research Homepage
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO With the National Science Foundation funding for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) coming to a close this year, NFPA and CCEFP have been working in active partnership to identify and pursue new sources of government funding for this important technology and workforce development program. One...

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NFPA Board of Directors
The NFPA officially has elected Tricia Fulton, the Chief Financial Officer at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Fulton is the first woman to hold the position in the Association. The election took place during NFPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio in early March....

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Student-Smartforce_Summit-IMTS2-14
The first official meeting of the Middle & High School Education Committee took place on February 15, 2016 as a conference call. This newly formed committee was previously a part of the now defunct Education Committee. In order to narrow the focus within the broad spectrum of “education” the Education Committee was recently split into three...

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University Education Committee
Fluid power education and workforce development is one of NFPA’s major strategic priorities. To help support a growing number of programs and activities targeted at colleges and universities, we’re now launching a new University Education Committee. Many thanks to Bill Durr of Caterpillar, Inc. and Jonathan Gamble of Enfield Technologies for volunteering as the committee’s...

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Tech School Education Committee
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Fluid power education and workforce development is one of NFPA’s major strategic priorities. To help support a growing number of programs and activities targeted at technical schools and community colleges, we’re now launching a new Technical School Education Committee with a conference call on March 4, 2016. Many thanks...

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