Enable your child to explore the local aerospace industry in a way previously unimagined. Students will experience aviation and space-related resources throughout the metro Atlanta area. There will be some hands-on activities and field trips daily. Some of the activities will take place in the EAA Hangar at the Gwinnett County Airport.
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Course Title: SEMAA Advanced Aviation Camp
Grade Level: Rising 7th – 9th grades
Dates: July 1-3 & 5 (No class on July 4)
Optional: *Saturday, July 6
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Limit: 14 students
Instructor: Dr. Debi Huffman**
Selection: First-come, first-served basis. Participation in the Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp or SEMAA is recommended, but not required.
Transportation: Students will meet at Fernbank Science Center for a series of hands-on aviation activities and local field trips. On Saturday students are invited to a pancake breakfast and to participate in the annual Airplane Wash followed by a Young Eagles flight. Families are invited to the pancake breakfast as well.
*Saturday is an optional day to participate in the monthly pancake breakfast at the local EAA Chapter at the Lawrenceville airport. Afterward, the students will have the opportunity to fly a Young Eagles flight with an experienced pilot.
**About Dr. Huffman …
Every child should have the opportunity to experience the pure joy of learning with Dr. Debi Huffman or with a teacher like her. The SEMAA Advanced Aviation Camp is just such an opportunity! We heard there were still a few slots available in the 2013 camp, so we wanted to get the word out to our loyal DeKalb School Watch readers.
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; and is 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 and the Georgia SkillsUSA Flight Contest. Dr. Huffman also 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; the Fernbank Science Center Teacher of the Year; the 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 has a degree in elementary education, a masters in science education and a Ph.D. in secondary science education. She is all about passion and dedication to inspiring the next generation through real world and hands on experiences.