Friday, March 27, 2015

Fluid Power Challenge

Have you heard of the Fluid Power Challenge?  It is a program associated with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Education Foundation.  It involves middle school students in a design and build project involving very simple fluid power systems.



The most recent event took place this week at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI and it included 168 sixth grade students from Macomb County schools.


The participants are organized into groups of 4 and asked to build a machine from a kit.  Then, successful projects were judged and trophies awarded.  However, the most rewarding part of it was the participation. 


I was fortunate to have some time to walk around and witness the fun and learning taking place at Macomb Community College at the competition.  


I compliment Dave Hone of Master Pneumatic and his team for organizing and conducting a very successful Fluid Power Challenge.  If you are interested in getting one going in your region, simply contact NFPA for help.