Catching Up With NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winners; 2022 Winner Seeking Fluid Power Internship

six books stacked on top of each other

Byline: Haley Nemeth The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six scholarships to students through the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship awards $30,000 ($7,500 per year for four years) to high school seniors who participate in a VEX, FIRST®, or NRL Robotics Competition Team and use pneumatics in the competition robot. The goal of…

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Get Involved in Workforce Development Activities

A number of opportunities to connect with students, review scholarship applications, and more are available in the coming months. On November 5 from 1 pm – 3 pm CST, NFPA will be hosting a virtual Networking Mixer with Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge participants and members of industry. Taking place in a speed meeting format, this event will allow industry representatives…

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2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Announced

Matthew Morley, 2020 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, headshot

Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Matthew Morley of Sunnyvale, California, is the winner of the 2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. Despite a number of FIRST® Robotics and…

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Workforce Updates: Vehicle Challenge Goes Virtual, Robotics Challenge Scholarship Remains Open

With the recent travel bans, event cancellations, and school closings, concerns about Coronavirus are top of mind for everyone. Due to circumstances surrounding some of our partner organizations, such as schools, a number of events organized or supported by NFPA have been affected. Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge To ensure that all of the participants, judges,…

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Robotics Challenge Competition Strengthens Workforce Strategy

NFPA’s 2018 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, Jacob Barnes, is diving into college life at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). I caught up with him a few weeks ago and this is what he had to say about his activities so far: “Things are going great here at Cal Poly. It’s about a month into our…

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FIRST® Robotics Competition Kicks off January 6

2018 FIRST Robotics Competition

The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition officially kicks off this Saturday, January 6. Teams will be able to begin designing and building their machines, find mentors, and learn more about this year’s competition. Many NFPA members use this program as an opportunity to work as mentors to local students and get them interested in pneumatics, a method…

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NFPA Robotics Challenge Winner Enjoying College and Contributing to His Community

Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship

I recently caught up with Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge winner. Spencer won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) for his work in using fluid power in his team’s FIRST® Robotics competition robot when he was senior in high school. He is using this scholarship to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Mechanical…

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Now Accepting Applications for the $40K Robotics Challenge Scholarship

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that brings awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and encourages increased use of fluid power products. This year’s Robotics Challenge Scholarship will also be available to high school seniors participating in the National Robotics League (NRL). In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics…

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NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship

The deadline for students involved in the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Challenge to apply to the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is coming up May 1. Mentors and sponsoring companies are encouraged to inform their teams of the opportunity. The scholarship is a major part of the NFPA’s recently announced strategic alliance with FIRST. One high school senior will be awarded…

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