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Foose Elementary 4th graders ‘Think BIG!’


Phoenix Contact kicks off yearlong STEM curriculum for Harrisburg S.D.

Middletown, Pa. – Fourth-grade students from Foose Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pa., built industrial control assemblies and played a virtual-reality game this week, as Phoenix Contact employees introduced them to the endless possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Approximately 100 students visited Phoenix Contact’s U.S. headquarters in Middletown, Pa., on Monday, October 29, to kick off the second annual “Think BIG!” program. The partnership with Harrisburg School District is a yearlong curriculum designed to get elementary-age students excited about STEM careers.

Monday’s kickoff event introduced the students to Phoenix Contact and its engineering and manufacturing expertise. In addition to the hands-on activities, students took a window tour of the U.S. plant and previewed the science classes they will take during the school year.


Molly McGowan
Public Relations Specialist
(717) 944-1300 ext. 3721