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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On April 28, 2017, I attended the Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted by Caterpillar and Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. If you’re not familiar with the program, the...

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Teams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge....

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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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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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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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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship

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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MSOE Holds Ninth Fluid Power Action Challenge

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fluid Power Action Challenges continue to be a popular tradition for some of our educational partners and committed company members. Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) successfully organized and ran their 2016 Fluid Power Action Challenge...

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The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge has proven to be an effective way to introduce middle school students to fluid power as a potential career. And the program is growing. This year we have added two...

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  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Every year since launching our own Fluid Power Challenge Program in the United States, NFPA has gone on to sponsor one of the teams that compete in the...

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