Fluid Power Challenge Is Going Global

Danfoss India and Eaton Teaching Fluid Power in India

On Pascal Day, June 19, the Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) began teaching fluid power to 7th and 8th grade students in Pune, India. The curriculum they used was provided by NFPA and was from the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin School District. Danfoss India sponsored the hydraulic kits and Eaton volunteers participated. The group has held…

Read More

Fluid Power Challenge Grant for New Hosts

grants update

The NFPA Education & Technology Foundation is pleased to announce that a Fluid Power Challenge Grant for new hosts of the event has been launched. The grant application is easy to complete and the NFPA Foundation will cover the cost of the fluid power challenge kits for your event for up to twenty teams. Click…

Read More

Fluid Power Challenge Grants Available to Schools

Grants image

As of July 1, 2014, NFPA will be taking grant applications to fund new Fluid Power Challenge events. Schools can apply for grants up to $3,500—challenge kits cost $175 each, so NFPA would cover that cost for up to twenty teams. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges students to solve an engineering…

Read More

Challenge sparks middle school class to keep on learning

fluid power students keep learning

Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications…

Read More

Local School District Helps Students Link Hydraulics to Future Transportation

By Jerry Merz, Consultant The Wauwatosa School District updated its 6th grade Technical Education program curriculum in 2013. The new curriculum incorporates pneumatics and hydraulics and the course culminating project utilizes the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Challenge.  480 6th grade students took the class during the 2012-13 school year and were exposed to fluid…

Read More