Environmental Tectonics Corporation's The NASTAR(R) Center Announces Winner of Student Patch Design Contest Outreach Effort

Jan 11, 2010, 16:29 ET from Environmental Tectonics Corporation

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR(®)) Center congratulates today the winner of the NASTAR Student Patch Design Contest, Tatsuya Arai, a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Tatsuya's design has become the new Official Patch for The NASTAR Center's Suborbital Scientist-Astronaut Training Program, debuting this week, January 12-13th, 2010.

The NASTAR Student Patch Design Contest, held last fall, is part of ongoing an outreach effort for students and teachers to engage in hand-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles, as well as to facilitate a better understanding aerospace topics such as the emerging opportunities in commercial suborbital science. Students entered for a chance to have their design become the official patch of The NASTAR Center's new Suborbital Scientist-Astronaut Training Program and win prizes that included an Official NASTAR flight suit with the winning patch sewn on, 30 Patches of their design, website promotion and a $500 dollar cash award.

The contest winner, Tatsuya Arai, a student at MIT, said, "It is a great honor for my patch to have been selected as the official NASTAR scientist patch! The patch design consists of the earth (protons and neutrons) and flying spacecrafts (electrons) to represent suborbital flights (and science). The multiple spacecrafts in the logo represent the near reality of a continuous stream of suborbital flights." The design was selected for its simplicity and the iconic integration of science and space in a format that remained consistent with previous NASTAR Center patches.

Dozens of entries were submitted ranging from elementary to graduate students from around the world. The winner along with the top 20 entries is predominantly displayed on www.nastarcenter.com/contest-winner.php. Brienna Henwood, Manager of Space and Research Programs at The NASTAR Center, commented, "The amount of positive feedback from students, parents, and teachers on this contest was overwhelming. We had a hard time selecting just one winner! Because of the response, we are planning on another contest soon."

About The NASTAR Center

The National AeroSpace Training And Research Center (NASTAR(®)) Center (www.NASTARcenter.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation. The NASTAR Center houses a variety of state-of-the-art equipment and professional staff to support the training and research needs of the aerospace community, including military aviation (fixed and rotary wing), civil aviation (fixed and rotary wing), space travel (government and private) and research support and data collection. The NASTAR(®) Center's equipment and programs are highly modular and flexible and can accommodate a wide range of aerospace training and research requirements

ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and last year we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.

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