Author Archives: Carrie Tatman Schwartz

Through NFPA’s new Speaker’s Bureau program, volunteers from member companies are going to universities to talk to students in fluid power, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and other related programs about careers available in the fluid power industry. It’s all part of NFPA’s efforts to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded a $25,000 Curriculum Grant to the University of Missouri for a project titled “Fluid Power Case Study Development.” The project will be aimed at developing three dynamical case studies to supplement the Fluid Power System Dynamics and Control mini-book. The three case studies will include robotics, aircraft,...

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Strategic Planning
NFPA’s workforce development programs work to get more students at all levels interested in fluid power. Just recently, NFPA member companies and staff developed a university-level curriculum resource to help get more university students already in mechanical engineering programs interested in pursuing fluid power education and careers. The resource is available at NFPA.com, along with the...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Connor Parrish. He is working on a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We asked Connor about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, James Gile. He is working on an Associate degree in Diesel Technology at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We asked James about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Joshua Plunkett. He is working on an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and a second degree in Industrial Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Macumba Manga. In December, he earned an AAS degree in Electrical/Electromechanical Technology at Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska. We asked Macumba about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brandon Waltz. He is enrolled in the Mechatronics AAS Program at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, Minnesota. We asked Brandon about winning the scholarship . . ....

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Katherine Larson. She is working on a double major in Industrial Technology and Agricultural Systems Technology, as well as a Safety Certification, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. We asked...

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Make the right connection with schools in your area. The Education Partner Locator on NFPA.com lets you search by country, state, education level (two- and four-year degrees), and proximity to your location to produce a list of tech schools and universities that teach fluid power, complete with contact information. It’s a great way to connect...

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