Engineer Pathway

A Pathway for More Educated Fluid Power Engineers

To create more educated engineers, the NFPA, the NFPA Foundation, and their partner, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), conduct a number of research and education programs, designed to better engage academic faculty in the teaching of fluid power.

The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that describes an industry-wide consensus regarding the pre-competitive research and development needs associated with improving the design and function of fluid power components and systems. 
Research Projects
CCEFP’s Industry Engagement Committee is the volunteer structure tasked with selecting and guiding the research projects that will engage academic faculty and graduate students in investigating the pre-competitive research needs of the fluid power industry.
Fluid Power Curricula
The fluid power industry has identified competencies that newly graduated Mechanical Engineering students should learn before entering the workforce. The resources listed are available and are currently being used around the country to teach fluid power.
Curriculum Grants
Through our Fluid Power Teaching, Laboratory and Curriculum Grant Programs, we are helping the academic faculty impacted by our fluid power research projects to teach more fluid power in the university setting. 
Vehicle Challenge
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.


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