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REU 2017 group photo
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Each summer, the CCEFP hosts about 20 young engineers from across the country in their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program is essentially a paid summer research internship, designed to expose undergraduate students to research and to serve as a recruiting tool for them to enter...

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grants update
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university-level fluid power curriculum. Now, halfway through our fiscal year, the first two awardees recently presented their progress on...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   Just had to share this tidbit from the pre-survey we’ve done of the undergraduate engineering students that are participating in the first NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge this year. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone...

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Chainless Challenge 2016
Recently, over 30 engineering undergraduates learned fluid power in the best possible way — by organized tinkering. If you haven't heard, the Parker Chainless Challenge is a fluid power workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts.  The NFPA...

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NFPA member news
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Every NFPA member with an interest advancing fluid power technology and connecting with a better educated workforce should send a representative to the upcoming Industry/University Summit NFPA and CCEFP are organizing at Iowa State University. Full details and the link for registration can be found here: http://nfpahub.com/events/ccefp-industry-university-engagement-summit/ NFPA has been...

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University Education Committee
Fluid power education and workforce development is one of NFPA’s major strategic priorities. To help support a growing number of programs and activities targeted at colleges and universities, we’re now launching a new University Education Committee. Many thanks to Bill Durr of Caterpillar, Inc. and Jonathan Gamble of Enfield Technologies for volunteering as the committee’s...

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2014 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Mark your calendars. The next Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) will be held October 14-16, 2015, at the Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago. FPIRC, co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research...

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