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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this…

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Michigan Technological University and Cleveland State University took Overall Champion in the 2021 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events hosted by Norgren and Danfoss Power Solutions. This year’s program expanded to support two separate Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competitions in an effort to reach more students and industry members. The events took place virtually April 7-9…

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Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program expanded to…

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded fourteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brendan…

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Programs like the Power Partner University Program and Fluid Power Clubs are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Purdue University has been a loyal education partner and member of the fluid power community…

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Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power (formerly FAMTEN) are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Fluid power classes are a terrific source of “lightbulb” moments that happen when a student solves a difficult problem.…

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs across the country. While NFPA has awarded various grants over the years, the University Fluid Power Grant Program is specifically designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and/or add more fluid power courses and content to their…

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge was developed for middle school students to increase awareness of fluid power technology and to promote critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. This fun and engaging event allows students to learn the engineering design process and see their fluid power machines come to life when they meet to compete against…

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Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants are awarded each year to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatics instruction at middle and high schools across the country and have continued to do so regardless of whether instruction is happening in-classroom or virtually. To date, during the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year, NFPA has awarded over $10,000.00 to schools throughout the…

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded fourteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Luke…

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