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 use of chains or belts.
Nine teams are participating in the program from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Cleveland State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Murray State University, Purdue University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Western Michigan University.
All teams will converge in Ames, Iowa, April 20 – 21, 2017, for the final head-to-head competition. The event will be hosted by Danfoss, a gold-level donor in the NFPA Foundation’s Pascal Society. Danfoss is located at 2800 East 13th Street in Ames, Iowa.