NFPA conducts a number of fun, hands- on, programs designed to engage students in educational and technical projects, support academic faculty in the teaching of fluid power and connect industry members to future engineering talent.
NFPA connects its member volunteers to a local school for either an in-person or virtual classroom presentation to share information about the fluid power industry and the exciting career opportunities in the field.
Fluid Power Clubs
NFPA supports student organizations at universities with annual stipend funding for club activities and provides access to guest speakers and mentors from the fluid power industry.
The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a competition that challenges college engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as the mode of power transmission.
The Power Partner Program showcases universities that actively participate in all NFPA educational programs. The program's objective is to increase the amount of fluid power being taught in engineering programs and enhance student to industry connections.
NFPA provides free access to materials designed to help teach fluid power in the classroom and financial support for students, professors and other researchers.
NFPA awards multiple $2,000 scholarships annually to students enrolled in technical colleges and universities to pursue their interests in fluid power careers.
NFPA accepts proposals and awards multiple grants of up to $8,000 in financial support for each selected project.
$7,500 Research Supplements
NFPA Research Supplements provide funds to principal investigators with existing research grants to facilitate their presentation at and the participation of their graduate students in designated industry conferences and research summits.
CURRICULA & CLASSROOM CONTENT
NFPA provides access to free fluid power content and curriculum. Instructors can easily access resources to get started.