Category Archives: Education

Hydraquip recently launched their first Fluid Power Action Challenge at The Colorado STEM Academy earlier this year. Eighteen students participated in this middle school competition. The goal of the Action Challenge is not only to introduce students to the concepts of engineering and learning by experimentation, but also to show them the value of teamwork...

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Twenty middle school students recently participated in the Lone Star College Cy-Fair at The Cypress Center's second annual Action Challenge, and a professor there had this to share about the student experience: "The most relevant outcome for the students was that they learned what to think about when redesigning after testing and failure... We took...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle 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. The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews and...

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Jen Wisniewski talks about the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge of Fluid Power Forum
Episode 15 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Jen Wisniewski, a member of the 2019 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Overall Champion team from Cleveland State, who presents on human-powered vehicles that use fluid power technology. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry forward....

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships 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. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Cole Rickerson. He...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships 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. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge and Fast Track to Fluid Power 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. After weeks of prototyping and preparation, 140 students came together at Triton College to...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Clubs 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. The NFPA Technology and Education Foundation has launched a new program this year to support Fluid Power Clubs on...

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Dura-Bar launched its first Fluid Power Action Challenge at McHenry County College this year and joined the community of Action Challenge Champions. With support from Alro Steel, three schools and 17 teams competed in the Challenge, coming in at a total of 66 students participating. The students attended Workshop Day on October 18th, 2019 to...

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NFPA News
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) recently announced the release of a new Fluid Power Reference Handbook, a resource for hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control professionals. This handbook not only helps current professionals but also future fluid power professionals. The resource will be provided to student teams that participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge...

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