June 3, 2010
-- The National Fluid Power Association’
s (NFPA’s) Fluid Power Challenge was part of the inaugural Boiler Tech Challenge 2010 held recently at the Purdue College of Technology in Columbus, IN. Over 160 high school students from the region participated and competed in this Project Lead the Way-affiliated event.
During the Boiler Tech Challenge, students worked in teams of four on a variety of engineering-
oriented challenges—Build It, Design It, Invent It, Survive It and Tape It—which included fluid power. They used imagination, teamwork and problem solving to provide innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation helped sponsor the event.
The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that actively engages students in learning about fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics). Through the Challenges, NFPA hopes to encourage students to select more mathematics and science courses and to keep their options open for technology-based studies.
To learn more about the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, click here: http://www.nfpa.com/Education/NFPAFluidPowerChallenge.asp
, or contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz at (414) 778-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators.