Fluid Power Journal

2019 Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Excels at Case Western Reserve University

By Lynn Beyer, Vice President of Workforce Development Programs, National Fluid Power

Robotics Challenge winner. Noah won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) for his work in using fluid power in his team’s FIRST® Robotics competition robot when he was a senior in high school. He is using this scholarship to attend Case Western Reserve University. Here’s what Noah has been working on in his first semester:

I have settled in wonderfully at Case Western. I have made some great friends, enjoy my classes and have had fun exploring Cleveland. In the past month, I have declared a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering and I have joined the Case Western Reserve Baja SAE build team. The challenge is to design, build and race an off-road vehicle against other schools. Having never done that before, I am learning a lot. I’ve been expanding on my fluid power experience as well, as we use a custom hydraulic brake system and gas shocks. In addition to that, I have an on-campus job at the IT center and have joined the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Every time I talk with Noah, I am impressed by his drive, his initiative and interest in fluid power. From all his work, and his attitude, you can tell that he will be successful in whatever he does.

If you would like to help more students like Noah by becoming a judge for the 2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications, please contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364 or lbeyer@nfpa.com.

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