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Fluid Power Challenge


What is the Fluid Power Challenge?

The Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that encourages middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power in a fun, competitive atmosphere. The Fluid Power Challenge gives students experience in hands-on learning, perseverance and introduces them to career options.


The Goal

Wojanis Supply Company has been hosting this event since 2011. Our goal is to create a healthy environment to introduce and educate young students about fluid power.

This competition provides: 
    • An active engaging way for students to learn about fluid power
    • A learning environment where math and science are fun
    • A Platform for kids to use teamwork, engineering and problem-solving skills
    • An introduction to careers in the fluid power industry
    • An environment that will help to build a strong workforce for tomorrow

Program Value

This program serves three distinct audiences:

    • Middle school student. The Fluid Power Challenge allows students to challenge themselves, gain valuable experience, promote creativity, and learn more about fluid power engineering and careers.
    • Educators. The Fluid Power Challenge allows educators to create curriculum more relevant to the job market. This interaction allows educators to network with local businesses and provides hands-on experience for students.
    • Industry. The Fluid Power Challenge provides a chance to showcase your business to the workforce of the future while building relationships with educators.

Workshop Day and Challenge Day

Workshop Day

Challenge Day

  • Students learn about fluid power
  • Students demonstrate their knowledge on fluid power by building a device powered by fluid
  • Provides students with hands-on experience building lifters
  • They compete in 2 one minute timed competitions
  • Teams are given tools and materials to practice at home
  • Prize are awarded to students for best portfolio, teamwork, design, and overall winner


Want to get involved?

Here are some ways that you can contribute!

Wojanis Supply Company hosts school districts that share our geographic location including:

Carlynton School District South Fayette School District
West Allegheny School District Chartiers Velley School District
Moon Area School District Cornell School District
Montour School District


Company Sponsors – As a private company, we rely heavily on donations to make this event happen each year to provide a good environment for the students that participate as well as ensure they have everything that they need. Every donation helps and moves us closer towards our goal of allowing these students to experience more about the world of science and engineering.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

Richmond Engineering

Schroeder Industries

For More information please contact
Chris Simcic