Tag Archives: NFPA Foundation

2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the midway reports of the student teams competing in this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. The Vehicle Challenge is a competitive workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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In 2015, Eastern Iowa Community College in Davenport, Iowa received a $23,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school used the funds to purchase an electrohydraulic option from Hampden for existing equipment, along with the associated operating, experiment, and teachers manual, as well as simulation software called Automation Studios....

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NFPA member news
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As we enter the season of giving, I’d like to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight the Pascal Society, the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. Over the last four years, many NFPA members have made donations through this important mechanism, which has...

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(Roman, left, and Javier pictured above) In 2015, Triton College in River Grove, Illinois received a $25,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school used the funds to purchase equipment and supplies for their new lab, which is being used in three classes with approximately 42 students altogether each...

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NFPA Foundation Update
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from the past year at the NFPA Foundation, including: Continued strength in the Fluid Power Action Challenge program. A successful first cycle...

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grants update
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 to 4-year universities to develop, replicate, or disseminate high-quality, high-impact undergraduate-level fluid power curriculum. These initiatives engage faculty in the teaching of fluid power and create heightened awareness of and engagement with fluid power among students —...

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grants update
Faculty from U.S. colleges and universities with undergraduate mechanical engineering programs have been invited to apply for the NFPA Fluid Power Curriculum Grants Program. The application deadline is Friday, June 9, 2017. The program objectives are to: Create awareness and engage students in fluid power, Engage faculty in the development and teaching of fluid power,...

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Golf
Get ready for the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference with the best way to get those brain cells clicking—golf!  Recharge,  refresh, and renew your mental agility with the 2017 NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament.  This fun-filled, casual scramble tournament will be played at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Illinois.  This year Chevy Chase...

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Legacy Builder
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At the recent NFPA Annual Conference in Hawaii, four more companies were recognized for reaching Legacy Builder status in the NFPA Foundation. When NFPA started the NFPA Foundation back in 2007, we created the Legacy Builder Award, to be given out at each year’s Annual Conference to any company...

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NFPA workforce programs, such as the Fluid Power Action Challenge, fluid power classroom activities, and Student Career Connection events taught a total of 3,623 students about fluid power in 2016. With the help of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, we were able to help more schools participate in the challenges, bring fluid power to their...

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