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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...

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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality,...

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We are still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and we are expecting volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing....

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The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm Central. Topics will include two or the recently funded research projects: the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuator project as well...

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The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone design project or extracurricularly) as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the...

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Poclain Hydraulics kicked off this year’s Fluid Power Action Challenge at its Sturtevant facility earlier this month. Students and staff from South Milwaukee High School were in attendance, as were Arlen Garcia of the NFPA...

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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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