Category Archives: NFPA Foundation

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At our recent Annual Conference in Laguna Beach, California, I shared the key ways NFPA is fulfilling its mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. In this, the fourth NFPA News post in this series, I’d like to share some of the things I said regarding NFPA’s objective to...

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FORCE America recently held their fourth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC). Co-sponsored by BRAAS Company and SMC, this year's event boasted 17 teams. One middle school teacher from a school that sent four teams to the event had this to say about the experience: “The students learn in-depth...

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CCEFP Summit
Save the date for the next Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Summit, scheduled for October 22-24, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Summit will cover the latest breakthroughs in fluid power research, including projects supported by the NFPA Research Supplements. Attendees will learn about innovations in energy conversion, storage, fluid power...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to twelve students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 500-word essay, and two letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The Foundation’s goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and universities pursue...

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Golf
2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament August 12, 2019 Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL The 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament is two months away! Don’t miss one of the top opportunities for networking with industry leaders from across the fluid power supply chain. Last year, a record-breaking 124 golfers from almost 70 companies were...

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NFPA is building resources for students at all grade levels to be educated in fluid power and working to connect these students to NFPA industry members for career information and jobs. Most recently, we have begun helping support fluid power clubs at universities in order for engineering students to explore fluid power in greater depth...

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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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Through NFPA’s new Speaker’s Bureau program, volunteers from member companies are going to universities to talk to students in fluid power, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and other related programs about careers available in the fluid power industry. It’s all part of NFPA’s efforts to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in...

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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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