Dr. Scottie-Beth Fleming
Montgomery Knight Building, Room 416
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Elizabeth "Scottie Beth" Fleming recently completed her PhD in Aerospace Engineering with doctoral minors in Higher Education Teaching and Mathematics. She received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in December 2009 and her M.S. in May 2013.

Prior to starting her PhD research, Scottie-Beth co-oped at NASA Johnson Space Center for 5 years. NASA afforded the opportunity to interact among diverse teams tasked with solving complex engineering problems. Her experiences at NASA inspired her to research multidisciplinary team interactions and engineering design practices. Scottie-Beth's doctoral work used qualitative methods to examine characteristics of and identify contributors to novice aerospace engineers' multidisciplinary design integration. 

Previously, Scottie-Beth worked on FAA-sponsored research which explored pilot interactions with the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance system. Her Master's thesis discusses the design and evaluation of a collision avoidance training program.

Outside the laboratory, Scottie-Beth strives to improve engineering education through her work with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). As President of Georgia Tech's student chapter (GT-ASEE), she co-organized multiple events aimed at developing and improving teaching and learning skills in graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. She is also the Student Chapter Chair for the national ASEE Student Division. As Student Chapter Chair, Scottie-Beth supports the activities of all student chapters of ASEE across the country. In 2006, Scottie-Beth earned her private pilot's license, and she hopes to obtain an instrument rating after finishing graduate school.



Recent Projects

NSF GRFP - Design Knowledge Coordination: Enhancing Novice Aerospace Engineers’ Coordinated Decision-Making

Design Knowledge Coordination is a structured approach to integrating design considerations across the different disciplines in engineering design through use of goals, tasks, metrics, and decisions. A key aspect to connecting coordination to aerospace engineering design is the recognition that this process encompasses distinct, yet interdependent aspects of design.

This work addresses three research questions:

FAA - Collision Avoidance Human Factors

Collision avoidance on large transport aircraft involves many components: Air Traffic Control (ATC), the pilot, and collision avoidance systems such as the Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). This research explores pilots’ interactions with ATC, the environment, and  current and future collision avoidance systems such as  TCAS and systems using ADS-B, ACAS-X, and Interval Management.

Map of Cognitive Engineering Center

Cognitive Engineering Center (CEC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta GA 30332-0150