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The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s American Dream Makers program provides support to Astronaut Scholars for advancement of their innovative ideas, ventures, and initiatives.


Lisa A. Schott

President and Principal Acoustical Consultant
Quietly Making Noise, LLC

Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Certifications, Patents



Lisa Schott is the President and Principal Acoustical Consultant at Quietly Making Noise, LLC, a company that she founded in 2002 in Orlando, Florida. She has worked for more than 33 years in the energy and building construction industries, with extensive experience providing a wide range of acoustical consulting and noise control services to clients with industrial, commercial, and residential projects. During her career, she has started several successful businesses, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and a non-profit entity, as well as creating new business segments for existing companies. She has extensive knowledge of business planning, strategy, intellectual property, accounting and financial matters, and technical entrepreneurship and is excited about assisting future entrepreneurs through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation American Dream Makers program.

Lisa received a Bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, National Council of Acoustical Consultants, Acoustical Society of America, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Lisa is an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Board for the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Lisa received the Astronaut Scholarship (then Mercury Seven Scholarship) from 1987-1990 at Georgia Tech. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), serves on its Executive Committee, is the Founder of the alumni organization known as the Astronaut Scholars Honor Society, and has served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force and Program Committee, among other roles.

Lisa was named the Engineer of the Year for Technical Excellence in both 2009 and 2010 by the Florida Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was appointed to the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni of Georgia Tech in 2005. She has written technical papers on acoustics, provides training sessions on the topics of acoustics and noise control, and holds U.S. Patent 7,562,743 for an Acoustical Window and Door Covering which is marketed as Shut-Eye™ Acoustical Shutters.

Her philanthropic endeavors extend beyond ASF and include membership in the Henri Landwirth Society of Give Kids The World as well as pro bono acoustical consulting and active volunteerism for them, membership in the Weldon Society of the Foundation for Seminole State College, and active volunteerism for Nemours Children’s Hospital, to benefit children who have arthritis. She and her husband, George, do frequent public speaking engagements and DJ / MC work for their favorite charities.


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