NFPA Invests in University Fluid Power Programs

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs across the country. While NFPA has awarded various grants over the years, the University Fluid Power Grant Program is specifically designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and/or add more fluid power courses and content to their…

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NFPA Commits to Growing University Fluid Power Programs

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs across the country. While NFPA has awarded various grants over the years, the University Fluid Power Grant Program is specifically designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and/or add more fluid power courses and content to their…

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Opportunities to Connect with Fluid Power-Educated University Graduates

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the fourth of those objectives. We call that objective Educated Workforce, and it’s where NFPA…

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NFPA Foundation Awards Ten Fluid Power Research Supplements

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NFPA Members Invited to CCEFP Summit to Review Projects and Presentations   By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is actively working to increase the number of university students educated in fluid power, and one of the ways it does that is by supporting academic researchers in fluid power. It helps…

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NFPA Grant Program Makes a Difference – Teacher Testimonials

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants to middle and high schools to facilitate hydraulics and pneumatics instruction. Grant awards defray the costs related to the educational aspects of the Fluid Power Action Challenge Program—either for the fluid power kits for classroom use or for participation in the Fluid Power Action Challenge event. Below…

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Research Supplements and Student Travel Grants Now Available for CCEFP Summits

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Application deadline = August 1, 2018 The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), in collaboration with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), has created two new programs to help principal investigators and their graduate students attend and present their research at the CCEFP Summits scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year: Research Supplements are…

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NFPA Curriculum Grant Awarded to Western Michigan University

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 to 4-year universities to develop, replicate, or disseminate high-quality, high-impact undergraduate-level fluid power curriculum. These initiatives engage faculty in the teaching of fluid power and create heightened awareness of and engagement with fluid power among students —…

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NFPA Grants Bring Fluid Power to Students in Tampa Bay

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge not only reaches students in traditional classrooms, but has also engaged students who are homeschooled. The Tampa Bay HEAT Homeschool group recently received a grant from NFPA, which enabled teacher Samantha Porter Lerch to lead her students in learning about and creating fluid power designs. Samantha shared the fun ways she brought…

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