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GADgET Girls Camp
GADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing...

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Faces_of_FP_Jonathan-Meyer
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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NFPA Fluid Power Career Video
One of the students who worked on an NFPA Education and Technology Foundation-funded project wrote a blog which is featured in Design News. In his blog, Ian Meissner, a student at Lawrence Technological University, talks about the fluid-powered gantry crane and his plans to pursue a career in industrial engineering. To read Ian's blog, click here....

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Faces_of_Fluid_Power_Meghan_Miller
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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Henry-Guenther-MyPlan_MyLife
On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a...

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2014 STEM Leadership Forum
NFPA exhibited at the 2014 STEM Leadership Forum entitled "Confronting the 'New' American Dilemma" at Johnson Controls in Glendale, WI.  The "New" American Dilemma is characterized by the persistently low number of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men who pursue STEM study and careers in engineering. The goal is to bring...

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As of July 1, 2014, NFPA will be taking grant applications to fund new Fluid Power Challenge events. Schools can apply for grants up to $3,500—challenge kits cost $175 each, so NFPA would cover that cost for up to twenty teams. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges students to solve an engineering...

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CCEFP_mtgs
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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CCEFP_GA_tech_Mark_Elton
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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Chattanooga_State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee was recently featured in a blog in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The blog highlights the hydraulics program at Chattanooga State, and points out the importance of local employers working together with community colleges to produce a skilled workforce for the future. Click here to read the blog. Alro Steel -...

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