Author Archives: Lynn Beyer

As many of you know, the Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. Without donations from Pascal members, NFPA would not be able to fund all of our workforce programs that help...

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Photo via FAME USA Program Page The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program facilitates employer-led partnerships between your company and local educational institutions and establishes a channel for recruiting diverse, high-achieving and career-oriented students. The cooperative of local employers that make up a FAME Chapter will generate a continuous pipeline of skilled technicians through the AMT program. Because many...

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Programs like the NFPA Research Supplements 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. NFPA Research Supplements provide funds to principal investigators with existing research grants to facilitate their presentations as well as the participation of...

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NFPA News
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is actively working to increase the number of university students educated in fluid power, and one of the ways it does that is by supporting academic researchers in fluid power. This helps to engage current and build the careers of future university faculty who are and will be in...

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I have heard from many NFPA members that in addition to looking for candidates to fill fluid power positions at their company, they are also always looking for people to fill general manufacturing jobs. Because of this, I have been working to connect with contacts from other trade associations that could fill that need. This...

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Matthew Morley, 2020 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, headshot
Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship 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. Matthew Morley of Sunnyvale, California, is the winner of the 2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. Despite a number of FIRST® Robotics and...

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Programs like the Fast Track/FAMTEN program 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. NFPA's Fast Track/FAMTEN program currently has two technical school hub community sites. This year we launched the second hub at Triton College in...

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Power Partner logo
Programs like the NFPA University Power Partner Program 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. NFPA’s first-ever Power Partner is Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university teaches fluid power at both undergraduate and...

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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. NFPA's workforce development programs are designed to introduce students to fluid power and connect them to fluid power careers...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics 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. I recently caught up with Noah Santoni, the 2019 NFPA Robotics Challenge winner. Noah won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per...

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