Category Archives: Education

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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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On May 13, I attended a dedication event for the new Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Motion Control Lab. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation supported the project by giving MSOE a $97,000 Lab Grant in 2013, which they used to rebuild and upgrade the existing lab to reflect...

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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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CCEFP Summit
The next CCEFP Summit will take place at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center at Purdue University, June 4 - 6, 2019, in honor of Prof. Monika Ivantysynova. The program features the latest developments in fluid power research projects, including projects awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation in 2018. Topics include pumps and motors,...

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Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for fluid power and motion controls industry certifications. Holding a certification and encouraging your employees to as well can: Help increase your own as well...

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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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CCEFP Summit
Application deadline = May 18, 2019 By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), in collaboration with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), sponsors its Research Supplement Program to help principal investigators with existing research awards and their graduate students attend and present their research at designated industry conferences...

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Teams from 15 universities across the country are submitting videos to demonstrate that their Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competition bike is in working condition and indicating their intent to participate in final event, which will be hosted by Bimba Manufacturing Company next week. The submitted video footage confirms that the vehicle is safe and operational...

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Bill Day of Womack
One thing that gets the NFPA workforce development staff excited is when we can connect our members to innovative students. The more NFPA members can meet with students and share their experiences and all of the opportunities that are available in the fluid power industry, the closer we get to helping solve the workforce shortage....

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