Author Archives: Stephanie Scaccianoce

This year marks the 11th year of the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and together with NFPA, members, and educations partners, there have been over 100 events, introducing over 10,000 students to fluid power technology and careers in the industry. The Action Challenge is a design-and-build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies,...

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Komatsu hosted its second annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the event tripled in size with 72 student competitors. In addition the Action Challenge activities, Famic Technology provided participating students with an interactive demonstration unit of a Komatsu excavator on both the workshop and challenge days. The...

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In their 9th year supporting the Action Challenge, Wojanis hosted 40 students at Carlynton Junior High School in Pennsylvania. The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is an educational program designed to get students hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in a competition format that makes learning and problem-solving both fun and engaging. Middle school students learn...

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FORCE America recently held their fourth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC). Co-sponsored by BRAAS Company and SMC, this year's event boasted 17 teams. One middle school teacher from a school that sent four teams to the event had this to say about the experience: “The students learn in-depth...

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Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year’s MFG Day will be Friday, October 4. Again this year, because of its alignment with our workforce development objectives, NFPA will support events related to MFG Day through our own programs and encouraging member...

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Action Challenge
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. Schools can apply for these grants annually, and they can be used either for classroom activities or to help...

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Master Pneumatic Fluid Power Action Challenge
Master Pneumatic held its fifth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College this spring. While Master Pneumatic welcomed a new middle school, Detroit Waldorf, to compete this year, Warren Consolidated school district has been participating since the beginning. The director of MMSTC, (MS)2TC, MSVPA, and Special Programs for Warren Consolidated had this to...

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After this year's NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, the Director of Senior Design at Cleveland State University (CSU) followed up to share that out of the 75 projects on display at Cleveland State's 2019 Senior Design Symposium and poster competition, this year's Cleveland State Vehicle Challenge team won! Seven industry reps representing each of the...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. One teacher used grant funds to present to fifteen middle school teachers at the 2018 Institute for Career and...

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Fluid Power Action Challenge
Four years ago, Price Engineering launched its first Fluid Power Action Challenge in Waukesha, Wisconsin with nine teams. This year, 52 teams made up of over 200 local middle school students worked to design and build a fluid power mechanism in three hours before competing against each other in a timed event. The goal was to...

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