Beth Cooper, PE, INCE, Bd. Cert., Fellow INCE
NASA Glenn Research Center
Atlanta, GA | USA
Beth Cooper is an acoustical engineer with more than 30 years of experience in acoustics, noise control, hearing loss prevention, and occupational health. Her accomplishments include the design, construction, and management of several acoustical facilities and major industrial noise control projects, as well as the management of comprehensive occupational health programs. She serves as a subject matter expert for NASA’s occupational health and engineering communities and currently oversees the site-specific implementation of "Buy-Quiet" and "Quiet-by-Design" programs at NASA’s fifteen field centers. Previously, as the Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center Acoustical Testing Laboratory, she provided noise control design, testing, and training support to help NASA’s science experiment payload developers meet International Space Station hearing conservation requirements.
Beth has served as Vice President for Board Certification of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and as Chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). She is the author of more than 100 publications and presentations in the areas of hearing loss prevention, noise control, and acoustics as well as unique multimedia educational resources and other applications that support and energize occupational hearing conservation programs. She is currently active as a CAOHC-certified Course Director for 20-hour Occupational Hearing Conservation certification courses.
Beth holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford and a M.S. in acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University. She and her husband live in Atlanta and are the parents of two adult daughters.