2015 Fluid Power Challenge
Local seventh and eighth grade students from Clay Intermediate, Edison Intermediate, Greene Intermediate, Jackson Intermediate, Jefferson Traditional, LaSalle Academy, Marshall Intermediate, Navarre Intermediate, John Young Middle, Jimtown Middle (new in 2015) and Career Academy of South Bend participated in the 2015 Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Daman Products Company. The preliminary Workshop Days which orient and prepare the students for the event took place October 8th and 9th at the Daman Products Founder’s Room. The final competition event was held at the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend on Friday, December 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2015 FLUID POWER CHALLENGE WINNERS
The winners for each category are:
- Teamwork Category: LaSalle School-Team 30
- Design Category: Jimtown-Team 13
- Portfolio Category: LaSalle-Team 32
- Challenge Category (move the block): John Young-Team 3
- Grand Campion Overall Winner: Jackson Intermediate-Team 37
Since 2008, the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) Fluid Power Challenge has offered middle school students the opportunity to experience a hands-on education concerning fluid power and mechanical engineering concepts. Through The Challenge, NFPA hopes to encourage students to select more mathematics and science courses in their high school curricula and to keep their options open for technology-based, post-secondary studies.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU!
In December, we completed our 2015 Fluid Power Challenge competition. Without your support, we couldn’t have achieved our best year yet!
CHALLENGE DAY PRESS RELEASE
Click here to download the 2015 Challenge Day press release.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE OR BECOME A SPONSOR
For more information about participating in or attending the Fluid Power Challenge Day competition or about sponsoring this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, contact Krysten Shoulders or Matt Giloth at Daman Products at 800.959.7841.
We expect participation to increase each year and we need your help. Please click the button below and make a donation to be part of something great.