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Jane Suminski has more patience than anyone I know. She teaches science to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Humboldt Park School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each trimester she teaches an elective science class on engineering and fluid power to about thirty students. This year, Jane applied for and received a grant from the NFPA Foundation...

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MSOE Fluid Power Challenge
NFPA Fluid Power Challenge veterans started the school year out with a bang! The Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams of four to design and build a fluid power mechanism and then compete against other teams in a timed competition....

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Fluid Power Challenge participants
Middle School students in Hoffman Estates, Illinois learn about fluid power and design, build and compete in a Fluid Power Challenge as part of their fluid power club. Last year, NFPA gave Eisenhower Junior High School a grant to do a Challenge event. Tim Yung, the teacher in charge of this club, had said that...

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Students Participating in the 4-H Fluid Power Challenge at Purdue
The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is continuing to expand, going beyond schools and into youth development programs. The inaugural 4-H Fluid Power Challenge provided Indiana 6-8th graders an opportunity to learn about hydraulics, fluid power, and other STEM skills.  Erika Bonnett, science extension specialist from the Purdue 4-H Youth Development Program, and Jose Garcia, assistant professor...

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Fluid Power Challenge
NFPA started the Fluid Power Challenge in 2008 with three teams. Today we have fourteen Fluid Power Challenge events with over 1,300 students participating each year. And we continue to grow. Please come out and see these middle school students in action. The excitement is contagious and what they are learning about fluid power, and...

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The Canadian Fluid Power Challenge is a partnership of the Canadian Fluid Power Association and the Toronto District School Board. Much like the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, the Canadian Fluid Power Challenge is intended to provide eighth grade students with hands-on experience building a mechanism with real world applicability. The event also opens their eyes, and those...

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In the first half of 2015, seven new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge events took place as well as two impactful veteran hosted Challenge events. All of these events taught 634 students about fluid power, teamwork and problem-solving. Click on host names below for video/picture of each event. In Cleveland Community College's first year of hosting, 6 teams...

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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Champions Inducted at 2015 NFPA Annual Conference
NFPA members who have taken it upon themselves to organize and run Fluid Power Challenges for the students in their local communities were honored at the 2015 Annual Conference. These members have made serious investments of both time and money, and in return have helped spread information about our industry, and have reaped the benefits...

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NFPA presents at 77th ITEEA
The 77th International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 25-28, 2015.  The conference offered opportunities for technology and engineering teachers to learn about programs available for their classrooms. During a breakout session, Lynn Beyer, NFPA’s Workforce Program Manager, presented NFPA’s Roadmap to Building a Strong Workforce, detailing initiatives that...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
NFPA’s 2015 Detroit Regional Meeting proved once again that Detroit cares about fluid power.  Just under 70 NFPA members and guests caught up with each other, enjoyed a casual lunch, and listened to Mike Coast, President of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, present how MMTC and other Manufacturing Extension organizations help small to medium-sized manufacturers...

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