Now Accepting Proposals for University Grants

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs that train the next generation of the fluid power workforce. To help get more university graduates educated in fluid power, the new University Grant is designed to provide funding to faculty to add more fluid power curricula to their undergraduate mechanical…

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Action Challenge Grant Helps Promote In-Demand Careers

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. Schools can apply for these grants annually, and they can be used either for classroom activities or to help…

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Teaching Fluid Power for the First Time, Educator Testimonial

In November, the Workforce Development team exhibited at the National Science Teachers Association area conference in Milwaukee to discuss NFPA’s programs with educators. As a result, a middle school teacher from AFC school district in Illinois applied for and received a $500 grant made possible through NFPA’s Education and Technology Foundation. Here are some key…

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Classroom Activities are Made Possible Through Grant Program

Member volunteer hours and donations help keep NFPA’s various workforce development programs growing and effective. One program that helps schools teach fluid power at the middle and high school levels is the Fluid Power Action Challenge Classroom Activities Grant Application. Middle and high schools are invited to apply to offset the costs related to the…

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NFPA Curriculum Grants Add Fluid Power to Engineering Programs

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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university-level fluid power curriculum. Now, halfway through our fiscal year, the first two awardees recently presented their progress on…

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NFPA Announces Call for Proposals on Fluid Power Curriculum Development

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The National Fluid Power Association’s Education and Technology Foundation has announced funding availability for fluid power course modules and curriculum development for university level students.  Faculty from U.S. colleges and universities with undergraduate mechanical engineering programs are invited to apply for the NFPA Fluid Power Curriculum Grants Program. The program objective is to create awareness…

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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 Club Competes in an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge

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Middle School students in Hoffman Estates, Illinois learn about fluid power and design, build and compete in a Fluid Power Challenge as part of their fluid power club. Last year, NFPA gave Eisenhower Junior High School a grant to do a Challenge event. Tim Yung, the teacher in charge of this club, had said that…

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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge – It’s Not Too Late!

I have reported many times about the success of the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge program. The success is due to the passion of NFPA members to make middle school students aware of fluid power careers. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid…

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Consortium Outlines Ways to Improve Fluid Power Product Manufacturing

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By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO     NFPA is participating in something called the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. It’s a new collaboration between the NFPA, the CCEFP, the Association of Manufacturing Technology and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to advance fluid power manufacturing in the United States, and it’s the result of acquiring more…

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