Tag Archives: robotics

For 18 years, the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) in the greater Detroit, Michigan area has been facilitating robotics tournaments for local high school students. I recently attended their Diversity tournament, which is unique to OCCRA with all-girls matches required as part of the total scoring. I had the pleasure of walking the pits...

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The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that brings awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and encourages increased use of fluid power products. This year's Robotics Challenge Scholarship will also be available to high school seniors participating in the National Robotics League (NRL). In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics...

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controlled stirling power unit
The fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have continued to progress, and all ten of the newly funded projects were presented at the CCEFP Industry-University Summit in April 2017. The Controlled Stirling Power Unit project was presented by Seth Thomas, a student at Vanderbilt University. Project progress...

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2017 FIRST Championship
In April, the Workforce team traveled to Houston and St. Louis to promote the NFPA Robotics Challenge FIRST® Scholarship, a merit-based $40K scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who uses fluid power in his or her 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot. This year, the competition theme was Steamworks. Teams were tasked with creating a robot...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
We are still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and we are expecting volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing. The process will take place during May and June 2017 and will include the initial application screening, additional screening of...

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