Author Archives: Stephanie Scaccianoce

Balluff Inc., an NFPA manufacturer member, will host its third annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event October 6th, 2017 at its U.S. headquarters in Florence, Kentucky. As indicated on its MFG Day event page, all ages are welcome to participate in hands-on activities to learn how sensors and automation work to improve manufacturing outcomes as well...

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fluid power challenge grants
This year, Troy Junior High School was awarded a grant to incorporate fluid power in their classroom. Below are some of the many notable extracts from the teacher who coordinated the activities for over 200 seventh grade students. "The students start by completing an investigation where they test a pneumatic and hydraulic system and see...

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STEM education
This year at the STEM Forward's 64th Annual Engineers Week Banquet & Awards Ceremony, Caterpillar was recognized for its involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. According to the press release, the Spirit of STEM award was created in 2012 and recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to advancing STEM education and talent...

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MFG Day
On Manufacturing Day℠ 2016, Paragon Technologies invited 35 students from Centerline High School to participate in hands-on, interactive tours of their Warren, Michigan facility. Paragon partnered with Macomb County Economic Development Committee, the Macomb County School Superintendents, and educators with a goal to engage 2,000 local students by opening the doors to manufacturing facilities in Macomb County....

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Machinery at Northfield Career Exploration Day
May 12th marked the 3rd Annual Career Exploration Day that FORCE America helped sponsor at Northfield Middle School in Northfield, Minnesota. More than 30 local businesses and six colleges were in attendance, showcasing their expanded career options in the technical trades industries that don't necessarily require a four-year college degree. There were about 600 middle...

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Flat Walt at ISO meetings
When the workforce team traveled to Houston for the FIRST® Robotics Competition, we encountered many teams with creative branding and marketing ideas. One that stood out was the unique spin on "Flat Stanley," a children's book character who later turned into a fun pen-pal activity for children, involving sending "flat" characters through the mail and...

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Manufacturing Day tour
Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. MFG Day occurs each year on the first Friday, making the official 2017 date October 6. Individual events happen across the country year round and reach thousands of students and members of the general public each year....

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HUSCO International brought fluid power education to a public audience when it sponsored a fluid power exhibit called Milwaukee Muscle at Discovery World Science and Technology Center, a popular educational destination on Milwaukee's lakefront. As mentioned in a blog post written by Discovery World, "These hands-on exhibits demonstrate the amazing power and precision control of hydraulics while answering...

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FORCE America teamed up with Alexandria Technical and Community College again this year to sponsor a Fluid Power Action Challenge. In addition to the Challenge, the company hosted a tour of their facility for attending teachers. This year's event was a sizeable one. Together with mechatronics department at Alex Tech, FORCE America provided judges for the...

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This spring, Husco sponsored and provided judges for a Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted at Waukesha STEM Academy. Current Action Challenge organizers Matt and James from Waukesha STEM Academy participated in the Challenge held at MSOE for a few years. They realized they had the space in their gymnasium and connected with Husco to start their...

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