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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The 2018-19 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is off to an exciting start! Coinciding with their senior capstone design courses, fifteen universities have registered to compete in this year's program. In the first semester of the Vehicle Challenge, teams gain knowledge in fluid power components, circuits, and systems, and their use in controlling force and motion....

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Finding fluid power-educated workforce candidates is an ongoing challenge for NFPA members, so I wanted to take this opportunity to reinforce one important benefit of donating in the NFPA Foundation’s Pascal Society. Pascal Society donors – of any level: Gold, Silver or Bronze – are invited to post their...

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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, Allison Potts. She is continuing her studies at the College of Central Florida, pursuing an A.S. degree in the Advanced Manufacturing Specialization. We asked Allison about winning the scholarship . ....

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As part of our efforts to get the next generation familiar with and interested in careers in the fluid power industry, NFPA is launching a new Speakers Bureau program. We’re looking for industry people to go to local universities and talk to students about career possibilities in fluid power. Making an impact is easy. NFPA...

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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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CCEFP Webinar
The new CCEFP Webinar Series kicked off September 26 and featured two NFPA Foundation Research Supplement recipients: Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps (Paul Michael, MSOE and Ashlie Martini, UCA-Merced) and Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion (Jim Van de Ven, UMN and Eric Severson, UWM). The monthly webcast will showcase a number of the other Research Supplement recipients...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Christian Worner. He is attending Minnesota State University in Mankato this fall, pursuing a B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering Technology. We asked Christian about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this...

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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, Brendon Eminger. Brendon received the Robert Mackey Memorial Award and will attend Arkansas State University this fall. We asked Brendon about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you?...

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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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