NASA Langley Research Center
Currently, Ms. Debbie Martinez is
the Execution Manager For Convergent Aeronautical Solutions (CAS) Project in support of the Transformative Aero Concepts Program (TACP).
From 2010-2014, Ms. Debbie Martinez was
the Deputy Project Manager For Atmospheric Environment Safety Technologies
(AEST) & System-Wide Safety and Assurance Technologies (SSAT)
Projects in support of the Aviation Safety Program (AvSP).
From 2014 to 2015, she helped transition parts of AvSP/SSAT work into the Airspace Operations & Safety Program (AOSP)/Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Project where she was Subproject Project Manager For Systems Assurance Technologies (SAT) Subproject
From 2008-2010, Ms. Martinez was the
Deputy Manager for the Flight Test Article (FTA) project at Langley.
The LaRC FTA project supported a multi-year, multi-center and contractor
integrated effort to conduct a series of flight tests to demonstrate
the performance and function of the Orion
Launch Abort System (LAS). The actual Orion
crew exploration vehicle (CEV) would be capable of carrying crew
and cargo to the space station. Read about the great work our team
Ms. Martinez began working at NASA
Langley Research Center
(LaRC) in 1990. Most of her career has been focused on Aeronautics.
She has worked as a Systems Simulation Engineer and a Flight Ops
Engineer supporting simulation and flight research projects under
LARC Research Services Directorate. She has been the recipient of
8 NASA Superior Accomplishment awards, and numerous NASA Performance,
NASA Team Excellence and NASA Group awards.
of OEO & Educational Outreach Programs:
Since 1996, Ms. Debbie Martinez has been the NASA
LaRC Hispanic Advisory Group (HAG) chair for the Hispanic
Employee Program (HEP) and the HEP
site web master. As HAG chair, she has helped promote contact with
and exposure to NASA LaRC Hispanic employee, local Hispanic community,
Hispanic organizations, professional societies, and provide awareness
of relevant issues and events via both these web sites and her monthly
e-newsletter, HEP@NASA LaRC.
While serving as HAG chair, Debbie has established and maintained
four minority related web sites: Latina
Women of NASA (WON),
WON LaRC, Hispanic
Astronauts, and Hispanics@NASA
LaRC, respectively. These web sites further serve as a vehicle
to expose the general public, as well as the Hispanic community,
to Hispanic on-line profiles in an effort to provide minority youth
throughout the world with virtual mentors they can relate with during
their educational growth.
In addition to supporting various NASA Langley Office of Equal Opportunity
Programs (OEOP), such as, the Federal
Women's Program (FWP) and HEP,
she continually supports NASA LaRC educational outreach efforts
via projects like the CERES
S'COOL Project, NASA
Langley Speakers Bureau, and the above mentioned web sites.
She has been featured on Telemundo
- "Despierta" television talk show and been the
guest speaker at various Hampton Roads' Hispanic radio talk shows,
and interviewed for numerous international publications such as,
Nuevo Dia" newspaper, Hispanic
Business magazine, Graduating
Engineer & Computer Careers magazine, and NASANET magazine
She was a co-founding member of the Society of Hispanic Engineers
- Southeast Virginia Professional (SHPE-SEVA) Chapter established
in December 2004. In 2004, she was nominated for NASA Langley's
2004 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Award. In addition, she
has obtained numerous international awards and recognitions for
her Hispanic outreach efforts.
2014 - ODU Batten College of Engineering & Technology’s Pioneer Award
This award is presented to an outstanding pioneer or innovator in the engineering profession, industry, and/or the local, national, and international community. Ms. Martínez selection as recipient of the 2014 Pioneer Award recognizes her demonstration of and commitment to not only in her field of engineering but also to advancing those around her.
2003 - Hispanic Engineer &
Information Technology magazine's "Power Hitter in Business
& Technology" - Certificate of Recognition ·
Being selected for this list is one of the most prestigious
honors in the Hispanic professional community. Thousands of
candidates are reviewed, and those that are selected stand out
in areas such as professional achievement, technological innovation,
and community leadership.
2002 Silver Letter recipient
- General Session speaker at the International Latino Women
Congress Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2000 - US Black/Hispanic Engineer
& Information Technology Magazines' "Women of Color
Technology Awards" - Certificate of Merit Award ·
Outstanding achievements and contributions to the science, engineering,
and technology industries. Awarded by the Career Communications
Group, Inc. during the 5th Annual Women of Color Technology
"1999 Latina of the Year
Award in Science & Technology" by "Latina"
magazine (featured in their September issue). This award, in
addition to evaluating her technical background, also reviewed
her support of the enhancement of Hispanics in the local community
via the NASA Hispanic
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (E-RAU)
in Daytona Beach, Florida, Master of Engineering from Old
Dominion University, and earned her Private Pilot license at
AFB Aero Club.
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