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Registration is open for two Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events scheduled for April.
Danfoss Power Solutions will host one event April 20-22 in Ames, Iowa, and Norgren will host the other April 27-29 in Littleton, Colorado.
The Vehicle Challenge is an undergraduate program that requires engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as power transmission as a senior capstone design project or as an extracurricular activity. Students experience real world engineering under strict deadlines for designing, building, testing and demonstrating their designs.
NFPA-member industry professionals serve as mentors and judges to guide the students in their learning about fluid power. Students build networks of peers and industry professionals and compete for cash prizes in three separate races – sprint, efficiency, and endurance.
With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program expanded to two separate competitions, ensuring that more students and universities can participate and more NFPA Foundation donors can connect with these students.
NFPA seeks to involve those who register to attend in a number of ways, including judging the final presentations, vehicle design reviews, and race results. Attendees can also participate in networking events to connect with students.
At the Ames competition sponsored by Danfoss, teams from the following schools are scheduled:
Teams assigned to the Norgren-sponsored event in Littleton are:
To register or ask questions, email email@example.com. For more information, visit https://nfpafoundation.org/universities/programs-resources/fluid-power-vehicle-challenge/.