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After a challenging year for students, educators and NFPA members, we are seeing many Fluid Power Action Challenge events coming back across the country. Obstacles imposed by COVID-19 restrictions caused many events to be cancelled or postponed last year. While COVID-19 obstacles continue to exist, many schools and NFPA members are committed to organizing events in a safe manner.
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 their peers. The Fluid Power Action Challenge provides a bridge from the classroom to the community by teaching students about the technology and its applications, which creates needed visibility in the minds of tomorrow’s workforce so they can consider fluid power as a career path.
The Fluid Power Action Challenge serves as an excellent opportunity for NFPA members to engage with students to inspire the next generation of fluid power technicians and engineers about the exciting world of fluid power. Volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated by teachers and event organizers.
Here are upcoming Fluid Power Action Challenge events:
FLORIDA TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Location: DoubleTree Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
Challenge Day: February 26, 2022
LONE STAR COLLEGE CY-FAIR
Location: Lone Star College Cy-Fair, Katy, Texas
Challenge Day: March 5, 2022
RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Location: Ridgewood High School, Norridge, Illinois
Challenge Day: March 17, 2022
Location: Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan
Challenge Day: April 12, 2022
Location: Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, Minnesota
Workshop Day: March 3, 2022
Challenge Day: April 29, 2022
KOMATSU MINING CORP GROUP
Location: Rocky Grove Firehall, Sugarcreek, Pennsylvania
Workshop Day: March 29, 2022
Challenge Day: May 10, 2022
MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Location: Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Workshop Day: April 11, 2022
Challenge Day: May 17, 2022
If you or a member of your team would like to volunteer as a mentor, judge or sponsor for any of these events, please contact Amy Zignego at email@example.com.
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