Tag Archives: education

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The 2018 Vehicle Challenge Competition at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa was a great success bringing together ten university student teams as well as judges and sponsors from eight NFPA member companies. The Vehicle Challenge is a competition that challenges students to design and build a bicycle using fluid power. The students that participated were highly...

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Daman Products Inc. celebrated its eighth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge by engaging 92 students on 23 teams. The last few years, Daman has been working with Bethel Community College to host the 11 participating schools. In the many years of organizing and sponsoring these events, the students that participated in the earlier years have...

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Legacy Builder Award Recipients
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   At the recent NFPA Annual Conference in Orlando, four more companies were recognized for reaching Legacy Builder status in the NFPA Foundation. When NFPA started the NFPA Foundation back in 2007, we created the Legacy Builder Award, to be given out at each year’s Annual Conference to any...

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NFPA member news
In partnership with CareerEdge, Sun Hydraulics is offering internship opportunities to future and present high school graduates. The program will expose high school graduates to high-tech manufacturing skills during a paid three-month summer internship. Besides receiving on-the-job experience, the interns will also discover educational opportunities related to manufacturing. Upon completing the internship, students may be eligible to...

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Master Pneumatic Action Challenge
Last month, Master Pneumatic held their fourth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge for 108 middle school students from the Warren Consolidated School District “Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center (MS)2TC,”  a half-day honors program for students from four middle schools. Master Pneumatic has been partnering with Macomb Community College since the beginning to provide students the...

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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 was recently expanded to include more information for students, instructors, and members: Students: In addition to job...

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HydraForce donates to Wheeling High School lab
Wheeling High School has an Advanced Manufacturing pathway that allows students who are interested in pursuing careers in the industry the opportunity to get engaged as early their freshman year. According to their website, "students who complete this program can earn NIMS Certification, MSSC Safety Certification, receive a National Career Readiness Certificate and participate in...

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In 2016, Cleveland Community College (CCC) in Shelby, North Carolina received a $25,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school is using the funds to purchase proportional valves to upgrade its existing hydraulic trainer and to purchase a new trainer. CCC recently reported that its new and upgraded trainers...

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2018 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include two of the recently funded research projects: the Four-Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor project as well as the Simulation, Rheology and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids project. Interested members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After...

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In their partnership with Alexandria Technical Community College (ATCC), FORCE America has made a commitment to expand their Fluid Power Action Challenge to engage more students in the hands-on design and build competition. In its third annual event, FORCE America sponsored 20 teams from nine schools, which supported 80 students and reached a new NFPA Challenge...

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