Tag Archives: education

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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MPTE
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique trade show and conference is the product of a partnership between the National Fluid Power Association and the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), and will bring together a wide range of professionals within...

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IFPE 2020
By Helen Horner, Education and Content for IFPE 2020 The world of fluid power and hydraulics has seen much disruption and change, and users are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. According to the NFPA Annual Report, the six things fluid power users want are: Increased productivity Enhanced performance More uptime Lower total equipment costs Easier, more...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
NFPA consistently works to increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. In the university arena, we have the Vehicle Challenge, which challenges college students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics. The program, which runs from September through April, culminates...

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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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CCEFP Summit
NFPA Members Invited to CCEFP Summit to Review Projects and Presentations   By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is actively working to increase the number of university students educated in fluid power, and one of the ways it does that is by supporting academic researchers in fluid power. It helps...

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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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