Author Archives: Sue Chase

NFPA Staff Team Building
NFPA staff, along with their significant others, are challenged with solving world problems at Escape Chambers in downtown Milwaukee.  Can they do it? The Problem: An esteemed professor of modern world history is believed to be the mastermind behind a network of historical document thefts. An undercover team has been sent in to bring him...

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Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiency
It’s exciting to a see a growing number of schools, educators and students connecting with NFPA through our workforce development programs.  To better serve these groups, NFPA is restructuring its Education Committee into three separate Committees to provide more focused direction and guidance to activities at each level of education.  And, we need volunteers to...

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grants update
I recently visited Purdue University to learn about the Educational Test Station for Multi-User Load-Sensing System Education Test Station project, supported the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation with a teaching grant.  The goal of this project is to build an apparatus that will be used in the fluid power laboratory to teach both undergraduate and...

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grants update
I recently attended the student poster session at Milwaukee School of Engineering to learn about the Agile Educational Robotics Platform project, which is supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation with a teaching grant.  The goal of this project is to build a pneumatic robot to expose high school students to fluid power applications...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless Challenge
NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge....

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded three teaching grants that will begin in fall 2015. The objective of these teaching grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry.  Student Activity Based Learning Project, Antigone Sharris,...

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NFPA presents at 77th ITEEA
The 77th International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 25-28, 2015.  The conference offered opportunities for technology and engineering teachers to learn about programs available for their classrooms. During a breakout session, Lynn Beyer, NFPA’s Workforce Program Manager, presented NFPA’s Roadmap to Building a Strong Workforce, detailing initiatives that...

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Student Poster Session
CCEFP’s Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) hosted its first annual Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) event at Vanderbilt University, October 2014.  The vision of FPIRC is to become the premier fluid power technical conference in the United States. Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from...

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IFPS-certification
As part of our mission to build and connect our members to an educated workforce, NFPA partners with other organizations—like the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)—to make it easier for member companies to train and assess their employees.  Through its multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, IFPS strengthens and advances professional careers in the...

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IFPS-certification
Are you looking for ways to train and access technical employees? As part of our mission to build and connect our members to an educated workforce, NFPA partners with other organizations—the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is one of them. Through its multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, IFPS strengthens and advances professional careers...

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