Byline: Haley Nemeth
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six scholarships to students through the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship awards $30,000 ($7,500 per year for four years) to high school seniors who participate in a VEX, FIRST®, or NRL Robotics Competition Team and uses pneumatics in the competition robot. The goal of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students, stimulate increased use of fluid power products in these competitions, and build awareness of careers in the fluid power industry.
Colton Seitz, winner of the 2022 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship just finished up his first semester at the University of Alabama. He made the Fall 2022 Dean’s List while he learned about 3D modeling, physics, engineering materials and thermodynamic systems. This semester he’s looking forward to learning more about thermodynamics systems, marketing, and statics. Outside of the classroom, Colton joined the rock-climbing club and the Bama IP Commercialization Academy where they took an item patented by the university and developed it into a viable product.
Colton is seeking summer internship opportunities around the Memphis and Chicagoland regions! Follow this link to learn more about Colton.
He is looking to gain experience with engineering systems, interact with various members of a project team, and then potentially perform analysis of mechanical design choices. He is available to start on May 22nd.
If you are interested in recruiting Colton Seitz for a summer internship, please contact Haley Nemeth at email@example.com to receive his resume and contact information.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has entered into a partnership agreement with UKI Media & Events to convene and co-locate an advanced hydraulics conference for off-highway vehicle and fluid power engineers at iVT EXPO, to be held August 21-22, 2024, in Chicago, IL. iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off-highway vehicle design…
There is still time to register for April’s Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions. We need industry attendees to judge all aspects of the final competitions: the races, final presentations and vehicle design reviews. Industry attendees also participate in exclusive networking opportunities to recruit the next generation of talented engineers. Please register by March 1st.…
A new series of quarterly forecast updates from Oxford Economics is now available on the NFPA website at Global Industry Forecasts. These reports cover the global economy, as well as regional and country developments, and some detailed global industry forecasts. Oxford predicts a slow first half of 2024 with US industrial output being particularly stagnate.…