Tag Archives: Students

Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship
Spencer Tiegs of Waukesha, Wisconsin has been named the first winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship, a new scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. Spencer just graduated from Waukesha West High School. During his senior year, he took PLC classes at Waukesha County Technical College, and has held an internship at...

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2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Teams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. NFPA member, Danfoss, hosted the event at their headquarters building and test track. Seven university teams competed, including Cal Poly...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
When I visited the Hartland Arrowhead High School FIRST® Robotics Team to talk about the new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge FIRST Robotics Scholarship last month, I had no idea how much of a commitment being on a FIRST team was. I found out that students learn not only about science and engineering, but also about how to...

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Manufacturing Day tour
Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day)  is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—which this year is October 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. It's not too late to plan your MFG Day event! Companies and community organizations should plan...

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Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company in South Bend, IN, believes that students should be exposed to real life entrepreneurship from real life entrepreneurs. That is why Daman mentors in the St. Joe CEO program in his community. St. Joe CEO hosted a showcase day on June 20 for prospective area high school juniors and...

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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career...

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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued...

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fluid power challenge
Parkers Prairie School in Minnesota received an NFPA grant to assist with the costs of bringing two teams of students to the Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Alexandria Technical College and sponsored by member, FORCE America. The school used the grant to help cover costs for a substitute teacher, registration costs to take part in the Challenge,...

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MSOE Fluid Power Challenge
NFPA Fluid Power Challenge veterans started the school year out with a bang! The Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams of four to design and build a fluid power mechanism and then compete against other teams in a timed competition....

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The NFPA is looking for member companies to pair with high schools in their local community! Newly established early last year, NFPA’s Student Career Connections program allows for companies to host area classrooms for a few hours at their facility. Student Career Connections is very flexible, allowing for the member company to provide however much...

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