We have just completed another successful round of NFPA Fluid Power Challenge events. This means that since the program was started in the U.S. in 2008, more than 2,000 middle school students have been exposed to fluid power. Thank you Challenge sponsors.

Click here for highlights and videos from all the recent Challenges.

To recap, this fall and winter events were held at:

Harper College, Palatine, IL
Sponsored by Deltrol Fluid Products

Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI

Sponsored by Milwaukee School of Engineering

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Sponsored by Daman Products Co.

University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Sponsored by Center for Company and Efficient Fluid Power

Thank you to all of our Challenge sponsors and organizers.

You are invited
So far, two events are scheduled for the upcoming year:

February 21, 2013 - Workshop Day
March 21, 2013 - Challenge Day
At Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Sponsored by Master Pneumatic, Inc.
Contact: David Hone, Master Pneumatic, Inc.
E-mail: dhone@masterpneumatic.com

March 21, 2013 - Workshop Day (at Pittsburgh Plumbers L.U.)
May 7, 2013 - Challenge Day (at Greater Pittsburgh Carpenters Union)
Pittsburgh, PA

Sponsored by Wojanis Supply Co., Inc.
Contact: Chris Simcic, Wojanis Supply Co., Inc.
E-mail: chriss@wojanis.com

The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges eighth grade students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. If you live in or are visiting either of these areas, plan to attend and see the students in action. For information on how you can organize a Challenge event in your area, contact: Carrie Tatman Schwartz at ctschwartz@nfpa.com or 414-778-3347.