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2017 FPC participants

2017 Daman Fluid Power Action Challenge Participants

Local seventh and eighth-grade students from South Bend Community School Corporation, John J Young Middle School, Jimtown Junior High School and South Bend Career Academy participated in the 2017 Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted by Daman Products. The preliminary Workshop Days introduce students to fluid power and—at the end of the day—students are presented with the “Challenge”. This year the workshop days were January 12 and 13 held in the Daman Products' Founders Room. Competition Day was on March 3, 2017 at Bethel College. 

 

2017 FLUID POWER ACTION CHALLENGE WINNERS


Grand Champions - Jimtown Team 28

OVERALL CHAMPION &
Challenge Category Winner (move the block)
Jimtown - Team 28: Chris Maldonado, Kaytlin Slusher, Justin Rosansky, and Willyem Smith
Teacher: Stefanie DeSchepper 

Teamwork Winners - Jackson Team 11

Teamwork Category Winner
Jackson - Team 11: 
Justin Scheetz, Tracy Pham, Ariana Krueger, and Colin McClain
Teacher: Salima Oudghiri

Design Team Winners - John Young Team 21

Design Category Winner
John J Young - Team 21: 
Kelsi King, J. R. Pontius, McKailah Harrison, and Aislinn Bailey
Teacher: Roy Barrier and Walter Buras (not pictured)

Portfolio Team Winners - LaSalle Team 18

Portfolio Category Winner
LaSalle - Team 18: 
Ian Dunlap, Jackie Butler, Carter Chambers, and Erin Farmer
Teacher: Justin McDonald

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!


In March, we completed our 2017 Fluid Power Challenge competition. Without your support, we couldn’t have achieved our best year yet!

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CHALLENGE DAY PRESS RELEASE


Click here to download the 2017 Challenge Day press release.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE OR BECOME A SPONSOR


For more information about participating in or attending the Fluid Power Action Challenge Day competition or about sponsoring this year’s 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.

 

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>>Click here to learn about the 2015 Fluid Power Challenge

>>Click here to learn about the 2014 Fluid Power Challenge

>>Click here to learn about the 2013 Fluid Power Challenge


 

 

NFPA PARTNERSHIP


Since 2008, the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) Fluid Power Action 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.