Cooper Middle School Participates in Fluid Power Action Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge 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. Forty-nine students from Cooper Middle School in Austell, Georgia participated in a Fluid Power Action Challenge on March 13. STEM educator and…

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FORCE America Reaches Fifth Year as Challenge Organizer

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge 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. FORCE America reached a new Challenge Champion milestone earlier this year and celebrated five years of facilitating the NFPA Fluid Power Action…

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Fluid Power Action Challenge Expands in Florida

FL. TSA Fluid Power Action Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge 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. In an effort to increase the number of middle schools the Fluid Power Action Challenge can be offered to, NFPA worked…

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Wojanis Action Challenge Featured in Manufacturing Video

Fluid Power Action Challenge at Wojanis

In spring, Wojanis Supply Company sponsored a Fluid Power Action Challenge in Pennsylvania, which hosted 33 teams and 132 students. The event caught the attention of The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh. The Sprout Fund featured the Fluid Power Action Challenge in their Make to…

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Daman Products Opens Doors for Students

Daman MFG Day

Last year, in collaboration with the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, Daman Products opened their doors for Manufacturing Day 2016. They are expecting a repeat performance this year, hosting an anticipated 90 students through three facility tours. Students were given a handout that outlined the traits they look for in employees, job opportunities, and an…

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Balluff Inc. to Host Third Annual MFG Day Event

Balluff Inc., an NFPA manufacturer member, will host its third annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event October 6th, 2017 at its U.S. headquarters in Florence, Kentucky. As indicated on its MFG Day event page, all ages are welcome to participate in hands-on activities to learn how sensors and automation work to improve manufacturing outcomes as well…

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Flat Walt Learns Standards- A High School STEM Initiative

Flat Walt at ISO meetings

When the workforce team traveled to Houston for the FIRST® Robotics Competition, we encountered many teams with creative branding and marketing ideas. One that stood out was the unique spin on “Flat Stanley,” a children’s book character who later turned into a fun pen-pal activity for children, involving sending “flat” characters through the mail and…

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FORCE America Sponsors 3rd Annual Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School

Machinery at Northfield Career Exploration Day

May 12th marked the 3rd Annual Career Exploration Day that FORCE America helped sponsor at Northfield Middle School in Northfield, Minnesota. More than 30 local businesses and six colleges were in attendance, showcasing their expanded career options in the technical trades industries that don’t necessarily require a four-year college degree. There were about 600 middle…

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NFPA Endorses Manufacturing Day 2017

Manufacturing Day tour

Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. MFG Day occurs each year on the first Friday, making the official 2017 date October 6. Individual events happen across the country year round and reach thousands of students and members of the general public each year.…

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NFPA Grants Bring Fluid Power to Students in Tampa Bay

Grants recipient in Tampa

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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