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In November, the Workforce Development team exhibited at the National Science Teachers Association area conference in Milwaukee to discuss NFPA's programs with educators. As a result, a middle school teacher from AFC school district in Illinois applied for and received a $500 grant made possible through NFPA's Education and Technology Foundation. Here are some key...

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Member volunteer hours and donations help keep NFPA's various workforce development programs growing and effective. One program that helps schools teach fluid power at the middle and high school levels is the Fluid Power Action Challenge Classroom Activities Grant Application. Middle and high schools are invited to apply to offset the costs related to the...

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grants update
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university-level fluid power curriculum. Now, halfway through our fiscal year, the first two awardees recently presented their progress on...

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In 2015, South Central College in North Mankato, Minnesota received a $23,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school used the funds to purchase two cavitation simulators with accumulator modules. The new equipment was used during the recent fall semester by 34 students in the CMAE1526 course, part of...

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grants update
The National Fluid Power Association's Education and Technology Foundation has announced funding availability for fluid power course modules and curriculum development for university level students.  Faculty from U.S. colleges and universities with undergraduate mechanical engineering programs are invited to apply for the NFPA Fluid Power Curriculum Grants Program. The program objective is to create awareness...

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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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There’s no more doubling up on training equipment at Central Community College. A grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has made it possible for the school to purchase additional hydraulic and pneumatic training stations for its mechatronics lab on the Columbus, Nebraska Campus. Now, one student can work at each station instead of having...

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Fluid Power Challenge participants
Middle School students in Hoffman Estates, Illinois learn about fluid power and design, build and compete in a Fluid Power Challenge as part of their fluid power club. Last year, NFPA gave Eisenhower Junior High School a grant to do a Challenge event. Tim Yung, the teacher in charge of this club, had said that...

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I have reported many times about the success of the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge program. The success is due to the passion of NFPA members to make middle school students aware of fluid power careers. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO     NFPA is participating in something called the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. It’s a new collaboration between the NFPA, the CCEFP, the Association of Manufacturing Technology and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to advance fluid power manufacturing in the United States, and it’s the result of acquiring more...

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