Industry Mentors Key to Vehicle Challenge Success

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle 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.  The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge strives to promote original thinking in a competitive setting by combining two technology platforms that are not normally associated with…

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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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23 Universities to Compete in 2022 Vehicle Challenge

The 2022 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is seeing an increased interest from both new and returning universities and is off to an exciting start! Coinciding with their senior capstone design courses, twenty-three universities have registered to compete this year. A virtual networking mixer is planned for Friday, November 5 and we are inviting HR…

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2021 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Update

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Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle 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. With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program expanded to…

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Fluid Power Forum Explores Industry Opportunities for Students

Josh Scarbrough

Episode 35 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Josh Scarbrough of Murray State University. Listen below to learn about how his involvement with NFPA workforce programs (like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge and Fluid Power Club) led him to a career at IFP after graduation. [button link=” https://fluidpowerforward.libsyn.com/utilizing-educational-resources-to-secure-a-career-in-fluid-power” target=”blank”…

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2021 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Expands to Two Locations

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge logo

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle 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. With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, the 2020/21 school year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program will…

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Midway Reviews Underway

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle 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. The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Design and Specification Midway Reviews are underway this December and January. The reviews…

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NFPA Programs Connect Members to New Hires

Collaboration

One of the goals NFPA works to accomplish with our workforce programs is to connect students in our educational programs to careers in the fluid power industry at NFPA member companies. It’s always great to hear the success stories! NFPA member, Jim Kaas, of Iowa Fluid Power (IFP), recently hired two students that he met through…

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2019 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Participants Complete Midway Reviews

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews. These are webinar presentations prepared and put on by students and scored by industry judges. Students are evaluated on criteria such as their vehicle design and objectives, fluid power circuit, and selection of hardware. This gives judges…

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NFPA Vehicle Challenge Student is Now a Team Advisor

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is based on an initiative pioneered by Parker Hannifin Corporation. This STEM competition challenges college engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as the mode of power transmission. This year, we have twelve university teams that will participate in the final competition, which will take place in April.…

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