Author Archives: Joe Zwier

NFPA Fast Track logo
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 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 challenge grants
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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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
During the first half of the 2019-2020 school year; NFPA saw strong growth in student engagement for the Action Challenge program in addition to growing industry participation in the program. The program’s growth slowed going into the second half of the school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but thanks to some innovative ideas from...

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Stand Out by Sawtooth on Flickr.com
NFPA’s Careers Site, which is an exclusive benefit to Pascal Society donors, offers an additional way for companies to get in front of potential applicants educated in fluid power. The site is frequently promoted to our education partners and program participants, such as the students involved in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, as a way...

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Fluid Power Action Challenge
Programs like the Fluid Power Action 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. Forty-nine students from Cooper Middle School in Austell, Georgia participated in a Fluid Power Action Challenge on March 13. STEM educator and...

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