Fernbank Science Center Faculty
|Dr. Debi Huffman
156 Heaton Park Drive
Early in her teaching career, Dr. Huffman participated in an aerospace education workshop that inspired her to become a private pilot, and she has been teaching aerospace classes at Fernbank Science Center ever since. She is also very involved in Robotics and Engineering programs.
A Graduate of the Aerospace Education Leadership Development Course at Maxwell AFB in 1978, Dr. Huffman made a lifetime pledge to support and promote aerospace education. She serves as the GA Wing CAP External Aerospace Education Officer; is the President and past Vice President of EAA Chapter 690; selected as a member of the Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers and Airspace Systems Education Cohort, both NASA programs. She helped develop the Georgia high school aviation curriculum, the Georgia SkillsUSA Flight Contest, is a founder and board member of the Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia, and serves on the Careers in Aviation Board of Directors.
Dr. Huffman is an active member of CAP, EAA, Aero Club of Metro Atlanta, Women in Aviation, Silver Wings, AOPA, and Women SOAR 2009 and 2010 Mentor. Through these organizations, she helps students with scholarships and activities that promote their personal dreams of flight.
Dr. Huffman is a recipient of the 2007 EAA Major Achievement Award, the Frank G. Brewer Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities, the 2003 Aero Club of Atlanta member of the Year award, Fernbank Science Center Teacher of the Year, 2010 Epps Award for outstanding aviation achievement, and the 2011, Civil Air Patrol, Frank Brewer Outstanding Aerospace Educator for the Southeast Region Award.
Dr. Huffman is all about passion and dedication to inspiring the next generation through real world and hands on experiences.