Tag Archives: Fluid Power Action Challenge

On November 9, 2018, Caterpillar sponsored a Fluid Power Action Challenge at Joliet Junior College (JJC) in Joliet, Illinois. It was the fourth annual event for Caterpillar, who worked closely with the staff at JJC. Altogether, 12 teams from five schools participated—Immaculate Conception School (Morris), Richard Ira Jones Middle School, Aux Sable Middle School, Washington Junior...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is rapidly expanding to communities all over the country. These events introduce students to fluid power technology and deliver a platform for open dialogue between local educational systems and the industry that provides rewarding careers for their graduates. Together, NFPA and numerous NFPA member companies and education partners take the...

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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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NFPA News
With the support of our membership and education partners, the Fluid Power Action Challenge event introduced almost 2,000 students to fluid power technology in 2018 and its tenth year of operation. The origin of the Action Challenge began with Steve Rogers of Mechanical Kits LTD. In an interview with Steve, he told me about his...

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In early 2018, Wojanis Supply Company completed its seventh annual Fluid Power Action Challenge. Along with SMC Business Council, they hosted 36 student teams and invited three additional schools to compete in this year’s event. Wojanis also invites industry representatives to attend its events and last year, Komatsu Mining Corp. Group was one of those attendees....

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Cleveland County Schools in North Carolina, Purdue University, and South Milwaukee High School each hosted their fourth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge events this year. Cleveland County Schools' event is organized and facilitated by the district's Career and Technical Education department. In addition to being tasked with rebuilding their prototype on Challenge Day using the design specifications...

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Industry members and educators work together in a variety of ways to ensure students are learning the skills they need to successfully join the fluid power workforce upon graduation. One member that has been a particularly active collaborator is Price Engineering. Several of Price Engineering’s employees serve on the advisory board and have helped shape...

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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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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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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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