Fluid Power Challenge Engages Student Creativity and Leadership

Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC)

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Lynn Beyer has already written about how successful the first-ever Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC) was. But I thought I would share some of my own experiences there, since I attended the event in person. By the way, thanks to NFPA members Caterpillar and Industrial…

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NFPA Teaching Grant recipient Georgia Tech’s Creative Decisions and Design course

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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The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Makes Some Very Successful First’s

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge

First’s. The first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, your first year away from home at college. Many times, First’s are not completely successful. That is not the case with the inaugural NFPA Fluid Power Challenge hosted at Joliet Junior College by Caterpillar, Inc.,…

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