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 Cleveland Community College‘s first year of hosting, 6 teams participated in their Fluid Power Challenge in Shelby, NC
- South Milwaukee High School held the very first high school Fluid Power Challenge with a group of 34 high school students
- At Georgia Tech’s first Fluid Power Challenge, 16 teams competed
- Waukesha STEM Academy had 16 teams participate in their first Fluid Power Challenge event in Waukesha, WI
- Master Pneumatic hosted their first Fluid Power Challenge at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. They had a record number of 43 teams for a first event!
- Pennsylvania Small Business Education Fund had 12 teams for their first event in Fayette County, PA at the Penn State Fayette Eberly campus
- At Purdue University’s first Fluid Power Challenge, 7 teams from 4-H competed
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.
Carrie Berger Administrative Manager, National Fluid Power Association As the Administrative Manager here at NFPA, I wear a lot of different hats around the association. I have been here almost three years and have grown in my position over that time. I coordinate staff events as well as help plan and prepare for many of…
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