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The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series begins next week on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm Central. The series is a monthly webcast about research, workforce and special topic presentations hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid...

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3,623 Students Introduced to Fluid Power in 2016

January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

NFPA workforce programs, such as the Fluid Power Action Challenge, fluid power classroom activities, and Student Career Connection events taught a total of 3,623 students about fluid power in 2016. With the help of the NFPA...

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    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Over the last few weeks, I’ve been participating and serving as a judge in the midway presentations of the nine university teams that are competing in this year’s...

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NFPA Shadows a FIRST® Robotics Team

January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I visited the Hartland Arrowhead High School FIRST® Robotics Team to talk about the new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge FIRST Robotics Scholarship last month, I had no idea how much of a commitment being on a...

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Thank You Sponsors! Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school in Orland Park, Illinois. The Workshop and...

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In August, we told you about Schroeder Industries making a generous donation to Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, PA. Since NFPA helped bring the two together, Mark Simoneau, the hydraulics instructor at Rosedale, reached out to...

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CCEFP Moves Forward on Strategic Priorities

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

CCEFP Strategy Led by Faculty Experts and Industry Leaders The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) continues to make progress toward its three strategic research priorities, those being the creation of fluid power...

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In the beginning of October, the US celebrated Manufacturing Day nationwide. Every year, Manufacturing Day celebrations include manufacturers and distributors opening their doors to host students who have an interest in learning more about careers in...

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    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In early October 2016, NFPA submitted an application to the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support fluid power technical education in...

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One of the association’s strategic objectives is to help increase the number of technically trained people capable of integrating and applying fluid power, and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. NFPA works...

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