Fluid Power Journal

FIRST Students Offer Helping Hands – Literally – to Those in Need

Most eighth grade students spend their lunch breaks eating a sandwich or snacking on a burrito. However, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6914 “Charging Chaos” …

So, You Say You Want to Make a Difference

One of the most rewarding things that ever happened to me in the field of fluid power was when a high school student spoke to me after a two-hour pneumatic …

Students Learn About Fluid Power Through NFPA-Funded Projects

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded six teaching grants. The projects began in January 2015 and give students the opportunity to learn about …

The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Makes Some Very Successful “Firsts”

Firsts: the first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, or your first year away from home at …

My Life! My Plan! Gives High School Students a Head Start

On December 11, 2014, Milwaukee Public School held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Bradley Tech High School that focused on STEM careers—concentrating on …

Fluid Power Student Club “Gives Back”

Members of the Fluid Power Student Club at the Brooklyn Park campus of Hennepin Technical College decided to give back for all they are thankful for by …

Partnering for a Strong Workforce

Did you know that NFPA has developed a Roadmap to Building a Strong Workforce? It outlines a number of ways NFPA members can help: Be a guest speaker at a …

CCEFP IAB Meetings Allow Industry to Recruit Capable Students

By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA, elanke@nfpa.com Earlier this year, I attended a meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center for Compact and Efficient …

NFPA Reaches Wide Audience at IMTS

NFPA participated in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Ill, on September 8-13, 2014. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone pavilion was …

Profile: Dr. Brian Steward

Why did you decide to take the IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Certification test? I knew about the IFPS certification program for several years and wanted to become …

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