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NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Competition at Waukesha County Technical College

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. Students work in teams to design and build a fluid power machine,  and then compete with other teams in a timed competition! The Challengegives kids experience in hands-on learning, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance. It introduces them to careers in the fluid power industry and creates an environment where failing is ok, because it's the best way to learn and succeed.

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is an educational competition designed to introduce science and engineering to middle school students in a fun and friendly environment. Students learn about the basics of fluid power, teamwork, coordination, and organization, as they experiment and design their own unique machine. The Action Challenge allows kids to get hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in a competition format that makes learning and problem-solving both fun and engaging! We have several challenges each and every school year. Click here for details.

Any middle school willing to participate and take one or more teams, can contact Sarah Meekma at She will be able to provide more information regarding the event. Teams may be eligible for a $500 grant to cover transportation and any other costs associated with attending the challenge. This is a free event.

Earlier Event: March 29
iFair IT/Engineering Career Exploration
Later Event: April 5
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