Tag Archives: Pascal Society

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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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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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   In April I was in Ames, Iowa serving as a competition judge for the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge hosted by NFPA member and Pascal Society Gold-level donor, Danfoss, at their headquarters. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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As part of our strategic agenda, NFPA helps increase the number of technically trained people and connects them to careers in the fluid power industry. One way to make that connection is through the NFPA Careers website, which was recently expanded to include more information for students, instructors, and members: Students: In addition to job...

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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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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA has just launched the new NFPA Careers website, which is designed to connect students with fluid power companies looking for job candidates. Companies can use the site to post their job openings and create a company profile. Jobs can be searched by location and years of experience required,...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone design project or extracurricularly) as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts. Nine teams are participating in the program -- they join us from California Polytechnic State...

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Webinar
    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At the end of each year, Kim Stelson, the Director of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), gives and records a “State of the CCEFP” address describing both the latest success of the CCEFP and its plans for the future. Given the working partnership NFPA...

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CCEFP Research Homepage
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO With the National Science Foundation funding for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) coming to a close this year, NFPA and CCEFP have been working in active partnership to identify and pursue new sources of government funding for this important technology and workforce development program. One...

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NFPA member news
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the Industry University Engagement Summit at Iowa State University, June 6 - 8, 2016 to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. The Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) of the CCEFP is part of the industry oversight structure...

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