Vehicle Challenge Networking Mixer

The 2023 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is off to an exciting start! There are 24 teams signed up this year, the largest number ever. Tennessee State University is joining us for the first time, and Kennesaw State University is back after a hiatus. A virtual networking mixer is planned for Friday, November 4th, at 1 PM…

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Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner—Trevor Burke

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Trevor Burke. He is attending…

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New NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Site Launches

I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued…

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2016 NFPA Foundation Report Presentation Available

NFPA Member news

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I re-recorded the NFPA Foundation Report presentation I gave at the NFPA Annual Conference on March 11, 2016, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on the assumption that NFPA members not able to attend the event would be interested in hearing about what our Foundation has accomplished…

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NFPA Foundation Grants Bring Fluid Power To Classrooms

Jane Suminski has more patience than anyone I know. She teaches science to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Humboldt Park School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each trimester she teaches an elective science class on engineering and fluid power to about thirty students. This year, Jane applied for and received a grant from the NFPA Foundation…

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Fluid Power Industry Receives Research Updates at IEC Summit

Hosted by Professor Monika Ivantysynova from Purdue University’s Maha Lab, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power’s (CCEFP) Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) met during the first week of June to hear about the progress of sponsored research projects.  This was a great opportunity for the 40+ IEC committee members to learn about the progress…

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NFPA Foundation Supports Chainless Challenge Team – Hands On Experience for Students

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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CCEFP Director Presents “Hydraulic Transmissions for Wind Power” at Vanderbilt Seminar Series

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rofessor and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Director, Kim A. Stelson, hosted by Eric Barth, CCEFP Co-Deputy Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, a CCEFP university, was the invited guest speaker at Vanderbilt’s Mechanical Engineering Departmental Seminar. Over 50 engineering faculty and graduate students attended.  It is a standard…

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New Video Showcases Impact of NFPA Foundation Programs

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to helping the U.S. fluid power industry meet pressing workforce development needs

  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Please follow this link to watch a 4-minute video we premiered a few weeks ago at the 2015 NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego. Through the generous support of our many donors, our Foundation has been doing some amazing work in helping our industry meet its pressing workforce development…

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