Iowa State University, Cleveland State University Overall Champions of 2022 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Events

Iowa State University and Cleveland State University took Overall Champion in the 2022 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions and Norgren. This year’s program held two separate Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competitions in an effort to reach more students and industry members. The events took place April 20-22 and April 27-29,…

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Educated Workforce Task Force Meets to Scale Program Reach

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In the days before the 2022 Annual Conference in February, the NFPA Board of Directors met over a series of meetings at the Arizona Biltmore to review progress on NFPA’s strategic objectives so far this fiscal year, which runs July 2021-June 2022. This series of meetings included a targeted session for the Educated Workforce Task…

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Last Chance: Nominations to Fluid Power Hall of Fame Due April 15

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is accepting nominations for this year’s Fluid Power Hall of Fame in recognition of individuals – innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel – who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the fluid power industry. Nominations for 2022 will be accepted until April 15,…

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Power Partner University Program Opens Doors for Students

The University Power Partner Program is 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. Universities with strong fluid power programs and deep connections to the industry have the opportunity to become one of NFPA’s Power Partner Universities.…

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Nominations to Fluid Power Hall of Fame Due April 15

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is accepting nominations for this year’s Fluid Power Hall of Fame in recognition of individuals – innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel – who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the fluid power industry. Nominations for 2022 will be accepted until April 15,…

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Power Partner University Connects Students to Careers

The University Power Partner Program is 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. More than 100 engineering students in three fluid power classes at Purdue University heard from engineers from NFPA member, HYDAC, late last…

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NFPA Power Partner University, MSOE, Unveils STEM Center

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The University Power Partner Program is 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 addition to the student education and research done at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Fluid Power Institute, the university recently…

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Educated Workforce Task Force Meets to Scale Program Reach

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Earlier in October, the NFPA Board of Directors met over a series of virtual meetings to review progress on NFPA’s strategic objectives so far this fiscal year. This series of meetings included a targeted session for the Educated Workforce Task Force, a group that focuses on improving the programs that support NFPA’s objective to “increase the number…

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Fluid Power Forum Discusses the Lasting Impact of the Fluid Power Action Challenge

Episode 55 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Heidi Kent of Ashby Public School in Minnesota. Listen below to hear about the process for competing in an NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and learn how companies in the industry can participate. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people,…

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Message from the 2021-22 Board Chair

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NFPA Continues to Strengthen the Fluid Power Industry by Jeff Hand, President and CEO, ROSS Controls The NFPA Board of Directors convened in Vermont in June 2021 to review NFPA’s performance over the past fiscal year and to make strategic decisions for moving the association forward into the future. As Chair of the NFPA Board…

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