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More than 100 engineering students in three fluid power classes at Purdue University heard from engineers from NFPA member, HYDAC, late last year. Mostly juniors and seniors who are about to embark on their careers, the students learned about HYDAC and the work they do. They also heard from a recent Purdue University graduate, who now works at HYDAC, about the typical tasks and projects an engineer develops.
Purdue’s strong connection to the fluid power industry is reflected in its status as a Power Partner University. To be a Power Partner University, a school must meet the following criteria:
- Host a Meet the Students/Industry Connection Event
- Participate in the Speaker’s Bureau program
- Participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
- Have a Fluid Power Club
- Teach the nine core fluid power competencies
NFPA works with our university partners to coordinate and support Power Partner activities. Their robust fluid power programming means their students are excellent candidates for openings in many member companies. If you are interested in participating in future events, please reach out to Mary Pluta at email@example.com.
This holiday season, we are thankful for each of our members. All your staff at NFPA want to thank you for all of the efforts that you have put in to help grow the fluid power industry. We couldn’t fulfill our mission without your dedication and support. Enjoy this time off with your loved ones,…
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