Fluid Power Journal


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The Fluid Power Educational Foundation is proud to present

Art for Industry

Industry Supporting the Arts / Artists Supporting Industry

Friday, September 25th 2015    Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. refreshments and awards ($40)

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. food and cocktails ($100)

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, will present an artwork showcase highlighting “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Silent Auction items will also be on hand.

If you would like to make a silent auction donation, please contact Jeana Hoffman by e-mail: Jhoffman@fpef.org. Proceeds from this event will be donated toward scholarships provided by both the FPEF and the Mechatronics program at CCAC.

“The Art for Industry initiative is a unique program designed to support and encourage students and others in the community to understand the fluid power industry and to become actively engaged in it. FPEF awards twenty (20) scholarships annually to students who have met certain criteria and have taken fluid power courses. We are excited to partner with CCAC to support their mechatronics program,”

– Judy Wojanis, FPEF trustee and Wojanis Hydraulic Supply, Inc. board member.

Purchase tickets to this fundraising event by visiting www.fpef.org.

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FPEF Awards 20 Scholarships For Students Nationwide

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) awarded twenty (20) scholarships totaling $40,000 for the 2015 school year to students pursuing fields of study in fluid power technology. FPEF scholarships help young people enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power.

“A minimum GPA, an essay, and three letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The FPEF Board of Trustees is pleased to award these scholarships to students of such high caliber,” said Patrick J. Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM, FPEF chair.

The top eight (8) students were selected to receive distinctive named scholarships thanks to generous corporate and memorial scholarship donations. The FPEF Board of Trustees congratulates all of the following students who were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the fall 2015 semester.

Alexandria Technical and Community College (Alexandria, MN)

Nathan Starry

Centennial College (Toronto, Canada)

Gurparkash Kaur (Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Wendel Memorial Scholarship) and Haoyang Sun (underwritten by Fluid Power Services, Inc.)

Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN)

Mario Mejia, Troy Sarkinen, and Daniel Barta (underwritten by J.H. Fletcher & Co.)

Henry Ford College (Dearborn, MI)

Brandon Billups (Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Fund)

Iowa State University (Ames, IA)

Andrew Hansen (underwritten by Danfoss)

Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Granite Falls, MN)

Brandon Benson and Jason Malecek

North Dakota State College of Science (Fargo, ND)

Grant Davis and Logan Hackmann

Northwest State Community College (Archbold, OH)

Caleb Blankemeyer (underwritten by Bosch Rexroth Corp.)

Ohio State University—Agricultural Technical Institute (Wooster, OH)

John-Murphy Paulin

Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)

Zane Wilson

Purdue University College of Technology (West Lafayette, IN)

Andrew Bachman (Richard Bardos Memorial Scholarship) and Eric Scherer (underwritten by IMI-Precision Engineering-Norgren)

Alfred State College / SUNY College of Technology (Alfred, NY)

Austin Colomaio and Nathan DeRocha

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Ray Frank

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) is a non-profit foundation committed to stimulate, advance, and support the science of hydraulic and pneumatic technology through educational initiatives at all levels. The FPEF is wholly supported by fluid power industry firms, associations, and individuals, which enable FPEF to bring fluid power to students of all grade levels. For more information, visit www.fpef.org or call 856-424-8998.

Donation Dollars At Work

An FPEF memorial donation was made in memory of Richard Bardos, who passed away in 2013, with the request that the money be used for a student who displayed hard work and dedication—two qualities in which Richard firmly believed. Nathan Brace, Iowa State University, who earned the top score in the Board of Trustees’ voting process, received a $2,000 scholarship underwritten by the Richard Bardos Memorial Donation.

fpef paulson“I am very honored and thankful to be a recipient of the Fluid Power Educational Foundation scholarship for 2014.  I would like to say thank you to the selection committee for selecting me for this prestigious scholarship. This scholarship will help me finish paying for my Associates Degree in Fluid Power Engineering Technology. You have made a very positive impact in my life.  I am excited to move forward with my career in the Fluid Power industry.”
Dillon Paulson, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus

fpef miller“As a single parent who’s struggling with balancing work, parenting, and school, this scholarship will ensure that I can spend time with my daughter, as well as get a quality education. Thank you so much!”
Matthew Miller, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus

fpef3“I am humbled to receive this scholarship as the donation was made in memoriam. Thank you to the family of Richard Bardos and the Fluid Power Educational Foundation for the scholarship award to support my education at Iowa State University.  As an engineering student interested in the fluid power industry, it is very much appreciated to help pay my tuition.”
Nathan Brace, CFPHS, Iowa State University

Corporate Scholarship Winners

Thanks to a generous donation, the following scholarships were underwritten by Corporate Sponsors:

fpef“Thank you for offering a scholarship dedicated to fluid power students! This scholarship will help me greatly when it comes to paying for school and achieving my goal of being a fluid power professional!”
Tyler Hinrichs, Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus. Scholarship underwritten by The Donaldson Company, Inc.

fpef2“It is with great respect and gratitude that I thank you for the honor of being awarded a Fluid Power Educational Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc. It will have a profound impact on my continued fluid power education. I am looking forward to finishing my degree and applying what I have and continuing to learn to the Fluid Power industry. This will enable me to accomplish that goal. I also would like to say how impressed I am of the commitment and support of the Fluid Power Educational Foundation. I know it has a great impact on all who received a scholarship.”
David Gilbertson, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus. Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc.

To learn more about the Fluid Power Educational Foundation or how to become a Corporate Scholarship Sponsor, visit www.fpef.org or call 856-424-8998.

Support Education With the FPEF

Who are we?

A 501(c)(3), the Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) implemented a program to develop and support a network of schools with a strong focus on fluid power through curriculum guidance, assistance in acquiring hardware, and scholarship offerings.

At the direction of a small but dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, the FPEF continues to seek ways to assist students and professionals in becoming well-educated fluid power industry specifiers, manufacturers, educators, and customers. With the assistance of industry, associations, and individuals, the Foundation acts to improve the presence and application of fluid power in a technologically advanced world.

What do we do?

The FPEF actively pursues funding for both its own educational initiatives as well as related opportunities for students and professionals in the fluid power industry. It constantly searches for opportunities that have content related to the study of fluid power and its associated technologies, including mathematics, science, and motion control.

FPEF encourages workers to enter the field of fluid power, and to do so with the best and most up-to-date educational background possible. If you would like FPEF to list your organization’s internship opportunities or scholarships, please email info@fpef.org.

Who benefits?

Students. Careers in fluid power are exciting, challenging, and rewarding. By connecting students with these opportunities, the Foundation positively impacts lives and livelihoods.

Educational institutions. Universities, technical colleges, high schools, and middle schools provide access to the young people who will become the professionals of tomorrow.

The fluid power industry. With better-educated individuals entering the workforce, the fluid power industry will be an excellent solution for years to come!

How can you help?

Take the opportunity today to help support education in the field of fluid power and its associated technologies in motion control. FPEF welcomes donations from individuals, companies, and associations. Donation methods available include online, by mail, and by fax. A memorial contribution honoring someone, either today or in the past, is also welcomed. Visit www.fpef.org or call 856-424-8998.

If you plan to attend a science fair, career fair, or any other industry fair that promotes science, math, and/or fluid power technology, please visit the resource page of www.fpef.org.

*FPEF is a 501(c)(3) so your donation is tax deductible. If your company becomes a corporate scholarship sponsor and takes advantage of the Fluid Power Journal’s advertisement benefit, your tax deduction will be minus the monetary value of the advertisement. You may opt out of the Fluid Power Journal’s advertisement, making your total contribution tax deductible. How to make your tax deductible* contribution: Contact FPEF secretariat by e-mailing info@fpef.org or by calling 856-424-9248.

Fluid Power Journal is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society

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