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NASTAR Center Recognizes Area Teachers

NASTAR Center Recognizes Area Teachers
SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, September 15, 2014 – ETC’s (OTC Pink: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world has recognized 12 teachers from area schools as Distinguished Educators. Teachers who attend 40 hours of training and participate in at least one equipment-based activity at the NASTAR Center receive this award.
The 12 teachers who earned this distinction in 2014 are:
Amanda Birnbrauer, Pope John Paul II High School
Jeanne Costello, Our Lady of Calvary School
Sarah Crandall, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
Ahngelique Davis, Evesham Township Schools, NJ
Eileen Dunkleberger, Our Lady of Calvary School
David Farina, Manheim Township High School
Jaskiran Kaur, Boy’s Latin High School
Jordana Lacy, Abington High School
Susan Macrone, St. Joseph/St. Robert School
Joanne O’Hanlon, St. Agnes Sacred Heart School
Gregory Severino, Our Lady of Calvary School
Joseph Smith, Our Lady of Good Counsel School
Since 2010, 168 teachers from 13 states have attended professional development programs at the NASTAR Center. Of this group, only 45 have earned the Distinguished Educator honor.
In order to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, the NASTAR Center offers professional development programs for teachers. Educators who attend NASTAR Center programs can pilot an aircraft simulator, fly a space launch and reentry in a centrifuge, or make an 8,000-foot ascent in an altitude chamber as they learn hands-on techniques they can apply in their classrooms.
William F. Mitchell, Chairman and CEO of ETC, stated “We are pleased to open the NASTAR Center to teachers for this program. This nation is facing future shortages of skilled engineers and scientists. We hope attendance at NASTAR Center Professional Development classes will help teachers inspire young people to pursue technical careers.”
For information on NASTAR Center Teacher Professional Development Programs, contact Greg Kennedy at (215) 355-9100 x1512, or Information may also be found at the NASTAR Center website.

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