Category Archives: NFPA Foundation News

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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CCEFP Webinar
The 2018-19 CCEFP Webinar Series is underway and covers a number of fluid power research projects supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Research Supplements. The next episode, taking place March 27 at 12 pm CST, will feature two projects: Understanding the Transient Nature of Wind Turbine Response to Create Advanced Controls to Improve the Efficiency...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is a design and build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies, their real-world applications, engineering challenges, and fluid power careers. Here are the latest milestones in this nationwide, industry-driven educational program. During the fall semester, Deltrol Fluid Products hosted its 10th annual Fluid Power Action Challenge! It...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
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, Connor Parrish. He is working on a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We asked Connor about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
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, James Gile. He is working on an Associate degree in Diesel Technology at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We asked James about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
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, Joshua Plunkett. He is working on an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and a second degree in Industrial Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews. These are webinar presentations prepared and put on by students and scored by industry judges. Students are evaluated on criteria such as their vehicle design and objectives, fluid power circuit, and selection of hardware. This gives judges...

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The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a competition that challenges college engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as the mode of power transmission. This is NFPA's third year of organizing this competition, and during this time we have seen students' discovery, energy, innovation, and frustration. We have seen great advice and...

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The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Open to students who are enrolled in or have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 250,000 middle and high school students at approximately 2,000 schools in 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Macumba Manga. In December, he earned an AAS degree in Electrical/Electromechanical Technology at Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska. We asked Macumba about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid...

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