NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Events Teach 600+ Students about Fluid Power in 2015

In the first half of 2015, seven new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge events took place as well as two impactful veteran hosted Challenge events. All of these events taught 634 students about fluid power, teamwork and problem-solving. Click on host names below for video/picture of each event.

In addition, the University of Minnesota held their third Fluid Power Challenge in January of this year with 22 teams competing. Alyssa Burger has organized and brought excitement to all of these events by playing music during the competition and making sure Goldie Gopher is there to cheer the kids on.

Wojanis Supply Company has hosted five consecutive Fluid Power Challenge events and this year they had 28 teams competing. Pioneered by Judy Wojanis with her heartfelt dedication to students in the Pittsburgh area and with tireless outreach to the local community and government. Judy, along with Christine Simcic of Wojanis, have always made this event something that is outstanding for the students and for the community.

All of these events have NFPA member support through sponsorship and judging.

For more information about hosting, sponsoring or judging a Fluid Power Challenge event, click here or contact Lynn Beyer at or (414) 778-3364.

Recent Posts

NFPA Seeking Volunteers for Electrification in Fluid Power Task Force

Deadline to Respond is August 18, 2022 Electrification is a buzzword throughout most industries now and is a common topic being discussed at conferences, events, and board rooms. While many businesses and industries have already embraced electrification, others are still working to understand the impacts, opportunities, and decision points to make. To add further confusion,…

Read More

In Memoriam: Tom Wanke

The National Fluid Power Association is saddened to share the news that Tom Wanke, CFPE, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering, passed away June 21, 2022. “Tom’s impact on the fluid power industry will be felt for generations,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the…

Read More

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Brendan McCluskey

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 nineteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brendan McCluskey.…

Read More