NFPA and Triton College Help Illinois Scouts Experience Fluid Power

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, the NFPA teamed up with Triton College, Illinois’ NFPA Fast Track Hub, and BSA’s Pathway to Adventure Council – Portage Creek District, IL, to introduce Scouts (ages 12-14) to fluid power. Triton College hosted the event, which was led by Antigone Sharris, Chair and full-time faculty of Triton’s Engineering Technology…

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Here’s What A $500 Action Challenge Grant Generates

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards Action Challenge Grants worth up to $500 per year to middle and high schools who incorporate fluid power education into the classroom.  For years, one educator has been leveraging the grant to teach students through the hands-on learning of the Fluid Power Action Challenge.  Fruits of their labor are pictured…

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Celebrating Mentoring Month – NFPA Members Are Making a Difference

This fall, we have lunched our updated resource center on our How It Work webpage located under the Fluid Power Action Challenge tab on the website. One of the most significant changes you will see on the How It Works pages is that the competition has been divided into two main categories: In-School and Community Competitions. Both sets of competitors have their own set of unique documents based on the designated mechanical kit designs.

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Thomas Wanke Legacy Fund Receives $30,000 in Donations to Support Fluid Power Education

This fall, we have lunched our updated resource center on our How It Work webpage located under the Fluid Power Action Challenge tab on the website. One of the most significant changes you will see on the How It Works pages is that the competition has been divided into two main categories: In-School and Community Competitions. Both sets of competitors have their own set of unique documents based on the designated mechanical kit designs.

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NFPA Foundation Scholarship Announcements 2023

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarship Program and the Robotics Challenge Scholarship Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, Pascal Society, and Tom Wanke Legacy Fund donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Fluid Power Scholarship Application Now Available  The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is…

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Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Event with Northern Illinois University

Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Event March 6, 2023 | 10:00am– 2:00pm (Central Time)Rock Valley College, Northern Illinois University  As our first engagement opportunity with our latest Power Partner University, the NFPA would like to invite you to join the Mechanical Engineering Recruitment event at Northern Illinois University at Rock Valley College. This event will take place on Monday, March 6th…

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Fluid Power Connects in Action at Iowa State University

The goal of the Workforce Team here at NFPA is to provide educational resources and opportunities within the field of fluid power to all. Through our Fluid Power Connects Program, we are working to widen the gender and racial diversity of the students being drawn into our programs. Ultimately, our goal is to connect underrepresented populations…

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Murray State University is Officially an NFPA Power Partner

NFPA’s Power Partner Program showcases universities that provide a high level of fluid power education as well as those who participate in each of our Fluid Power Programs. Our Power Partner universities prepare their students to graduate with the necessary skills and experience ready to join the fluid power industry. To officially welcome Murray State…

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