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Poclain Hydraulics kicked off this year's Fluid Power Action Challenge at its Sturtevant facility earlier this month. Students and staff from South Milwaukee High School were in attendance, as were Arlen Garcia of the NFPA and Tom Wanke of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Wanke served as the head judge for the competition. Poclain...

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NFPA workforce programs, such as the Fluid Power Action Challenge, fluid power classroom activities, and Student Career Connection events taught a total of 3,623 students about fluid power in 2016. With the help of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, we were able to help more schools participate in the challenges, bring fluid power to their...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
When I visited the Hartland Arrowhead High School FIRST® Robotics Team to talk about the new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge FIRST Robotics Scholarship last month, I had no idea how much of a commitment being on a FIRST team was. I found out that students learn not only about science and engineering, but also about how to...

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Fluid Power Action Challenge
Thank You Sponsors! Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school in Orland Park, Illinois. The Workshop and Challenge Days were held at the Orland Park Civic Center with the help of Orland Park’s Mayor, Dan McLaughlin. Other...

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Fluid Power Action Challenges continue to be a popular tradition for some of our educational partners and committed company members. Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) successfully organized and ran their 2016 Fluid Power Action Challenge on November 7.  This was MSOE’s 9th challenge! This year they had 41 teams competing, which added up to about...

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The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge has proven to be an effective way to introduce middle school students to fluid power as a potential career. And the program is growing. This year we have added two *NEW* Fluid Power Action Challenges in Austell and Fayetteville, Georgia. Both Challenges are open to the public and fully organized...

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Canadian Fluid Power Challenge
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Every year since launching our own Fluid Power Challenge Program in the United States, NFPA has gone on to sponsor one of the teams that compete in the original Canadian Fluid Power Challenge, hosted and organized by the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA). This year’s “NFPA” team was...

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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued...

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Foundation Impact Video
The 5-minute Foundation Impact Video that premiered last month at the 2016 NFPA Annual Conference in San Antonio is available for viewing. Thanks to the support of our donors, the Foundation has been able to continue its work in helping the industry meet its education and workforce development needs. The video quickly outlines the impact...

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fluid power challenge
Parkers Prairie School in Minnesota received an NFPA grant to assist with the costs of bringing two teams of students to the Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Alexandria Technical College and sponsored by member, FORCE America. The school used the grant to help cover costs for a substitute teacher, registration costs to take part in the Challenge,...

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