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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued...

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NFPA Member news
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I re-recorded the NFPA Foundation Report presentation I gave at the NFPA Annual Conference on March 11, 2016, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on the assumption that NFPA members not able to attend the event would be interested in hearing about what our Foundation has accomplished...

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Jane Suminski has more patience than anyone I know. She teaches science to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Humboldt Park School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each trimester she teaches an elective science class on engineering and fluid power to about thirty students. This year, Jane applied for and received a grant from the NFPA Foundation...

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Hosted by Professor Monika Ivantysynova from Purdue University's Maha Lab, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power's (CCEFP) Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) met during the first week of June to hear about the progress of sponsored research projects.  This was a great opportunity for the 40+ IEC committee members to learn about the progress...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless Challenge
NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge....

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2015 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament Registration is OPEN
The 2015 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament Registration is OPEN so dust off those golf clubs and get ready. Scheduled for Monday, August 10, the tournament will again be held at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL. This beautifully maintained public course is located on Milwaukee Avenue and only a five minute drive from...

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Display of research project posters_CCEFP
[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rofessor and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Director, Kim A. Stelson, hosted by Eric Barth, CCEFP Co-Deputy Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, a CCEFP university, was the invited guest speaker at Vanderbilt’s Mechanical Engineering Departmental Seminar. Over 50 engineering faculty and graduate students attended.  It is a standard...

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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Champions Inducted at 2015 NFPA Annual Conference
NFPA members who have taken it upon themselves to organize and run Fluid Power Challenges for the students in their local communities were honored at the 2015 Annual Conference. These members have made serious investments of both time and money, and in return have helped spread information about our industry, and have reaped the benefits...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to helping the U.S. fluid power industry meet pressing workforce development needs
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Please follow this link to watch a 4-minute video we premiered a few weeks ago at the 2015 NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego. Through the generous support of our many donors, our Foundation has been doing some amazing work in helping our industry meet its pressing workforce development...

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Future of Pneumatics at Vanderbilt University
Months after launching a new giving and recognition society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to increase support for fluid power education and research, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have formed a collaborative, synergistic staffing plan to provide administrative support for those activities...

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