Attend NFPA’s Student Recruitment Event with Purdue University During the 2024 Maha Conference

NFPA will be hosting a student recruitment event with Purdue University during the 2024 Maha Conference and Expo on campus Wednesday, September 4th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Attending this event will increase your company’s visibility and provide opportunities to network with Purdue University engineering students to discuss career and internship options at your company. Find all the…

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NFPA Grant Funding Fuels Fluid Power Education

The 2023-24 academic year was full of fluid power education, activities, and events that helped 46 schools introduce students to our industry. For many schools, fluid power education would have been out of reach without the help of NFPA’s Action Challenge Grant. The grant is funded by member contributions and the two NFPA Education and…

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Engage with NFPA’s Fluid Power Clubs

For the 2023-24 academic year, NFPA supported Fluid Power Clubs at 21 universities, impacting over 200 students across the US. Each club receives up to $2,000 annually to support student projects and activities that help them learn more about the fluid power industry. If your company is looking to get more involved with university students this upcoming…

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Begin Planning Your Fall Engagement with Students

NFPA Speaker’s Bureau enables industry professionals to present to students enrolled in high schools, tech schools and universities across the country to inspire and excite them about career opportunities in the fluid power industry. During the 2023-24 academic year, NFPA helped to connect 16 member companies to present to over 350 university engineering students from across…

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Support a Fluid Power Club Near You!

NFPA supports student organizations at universities with annual stipend funding to help students learn about fluid power while they work on educational and technical projects. Currently for the 2023-24 academic year, there are 19 universities from across the country participating: If you are looking to get involved with these Fluid Power Clubs, see below for…

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Volunteers Needed for 2023-24 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Midway Reviews

Mark your calendars for the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Design and Specification Midway Reviews, happening in December and January. This is a fantastic opportunity for industry members to get engaged and connect with students. The reviews are 45-minute webinar presentations with 10 minutes of Q&A from the judges. During this review, students will showcase…

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Connect with Talented Students at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Networking Mixer on November 3rd

The 2023 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is underway! At least twenty-two teams are competing this year, including newcomers Minnesota State University Mankato and SUNY Polytechnic. More than 100 students and advisors attended the Kick-Off webinar and many students have already begun working on their vehicles. A virtual networking mixer is planned for Friday, November…

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Named Grand Champion of the 2023 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge at Danfoss

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was named Grand Champion at the 2023 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competition hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions in Ames, IA, April 26th – 28th. Nine schools competed in four races last week judged by fluid power industry professionals. In addition to the races, students gave presentations on their…

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