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Contest Introduces Students to the World of Automation

Phoenix Contact announces its third annual Nanoline® Contest.

The contest introduces students to the world of automation, and the winning team will present their project at the TectoYou Hall at the Hanover Fair (Hannover Messe) in Germany next spring.

Phoenix Contact is a leading manufacturer of industrial electric and electronic technology. The contest challenges students in middle school, high school or technical school to build a working control system using the company's Nanoline controller and nanoNavigator software.

"This contest is a great way to combine both the entertaining and the practical sides of science and engineering education," said Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA. "Over the past few years, we've had a lot of fun with the students who have participated in the Nanoline Contest, and I can't wait to see the creative ideas that the teams come up with this year."

The winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Germany in April 2011, where team members will present their innovative idea at Phoenix Contact's TectoYou booth at the Hanover Fair. The Hanover Fair is the largest industrial trade fair in the world, and TectoYou is a special hall dedicated to promoting engineering careers to young people.

Phoenix Contact USA will hold an informational seminar for interested teachers at its headquarters in Middletown, Pa., at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 2. For teachers outside of the Harrisburg area, a live video feed is available.

For more details about the seminar or to register for the contest, contact Patty Marrero at 717-944-1300, ext. 3022, e-mail, or visit

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