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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless Challenge
NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge....

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded three teaching grants that will begin in fall 2015. The objective of these teaching grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry.  Student Activity Based Learning Project, Antigone Sharris,...

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One of the teaching grants from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation went to Western New England University (WNE) for the Development of a Servo-Pneumatic Experimental and Learning Platform. Some materials for the project were donated by Enfield Technologies. The main goal is to design and build a servo-pneumatic testing platform that can be used...

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Georgia Tech's ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class
I recently visited the Georgia Institute of Technology to see first-hand how the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation teaching grant has inspired the increased use of pneumatic systems in the Creative Decisions and Design course. The grant has enabled the school to purchase additional components to accommodate the increased number of students enrolling in the...

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Students learn about fluid power through NFPA Foundation funded projects
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants. The projects will begin in January 2015, and give a number of students opportunities to learn about and study fluid power: At Western New England University, a senior mechanical engineering student is involved in the design and modeling of the Development of Servo-Pneumatic Experimental...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants that will begin in January 2015.  The objective of the  grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources at 2-year colleges and 4-year universities, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry. The...

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This spring, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) received a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to help the Rearin’ Raiders team improve the design and functionality of the 2011 model of their Electrohydraulic Performance Puller (EHPP), and then bring the tractor to the ASABE International...

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Montanta State University Servo Arm
Last semester, students in the ETME 430 Fluid Power Systems Design class at Montana State University constructed three lab apparatus projects. The entire effort, Automation Lab Project, was made possible through a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. With the funds, the school purchased a programmable logic controller (PLC), sensors and valves,...

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University of Minnesota hydrostatic wind turbine
Students at the University of Minnesota have developed a hydrostatic transmission for a wind turbine that will provide renewable energy for third-world communities. The project was funded by a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, along with support from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and Innovative Engineers. A...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
Five 2014 spring semester teaching grants have been awarded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. Each grant will help strengthen interest in fluid power and help the Foundation in its efforts to attract some of the best and brightest students to our field. This brings the number of teaching grants to 34, given out to...

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