Tag Archives: STEM

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge promotes fun, hands-on STEM education by challenging middle and high school students to design and build a fluid power mechanism to solve an engineering problem. Teachers are able to introduce practical math and science concepts in a creative environment that students love. NFPA members can get involved in this workforce development program by volunteering...

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Kyle Jacobson, an Oak Prairie Junior High STEM Teacher in Illinois, was awarded a grant of $250 from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. With this money Kyle purchased Pneumatic Rotating Arm kits and Rotating Base kits from Mechanical Kits Ltd. These kits were used as part of the STEM Lab curriculum for eighth graders...

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2014 STEM Leadership Forum
NFPA exhibited at the 2014 STEM Leadership Forum entitled "Confronting the 'New' American Dilemma" at Johnson Controls in Glendale, WI.  The "New" American Dilemma is characterized by the persistently low number of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men who pursue STEM study and careers in engineering. The goal is to bring...

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STEM classes
On February 10, 2014, NFPA member, Tom Price, Jr., President of Price Engineering in Hartland, WI spoke to fifty 7th and 8th graders involved in STEM classes at North Lake School. Tom talked about his career and engineering careers, Price Engineering projects, and demonstrated hydraulics with a syringe. He fielded questions  from students about his...

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