Linda Schmidt


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Professional Activities

Offices and committee memberships held in professional organizations

  • Reviewer, NSF-ASME Design Essay Competition, 2004, 2005, 2006
    Pi Tau Sigma Medal Committee, 2006-2007
  • Conference Chair, ASME 16th Design Theory and Methodology Conference, 2004
  • Program Chair, ASME 15th Design Theory and Methodology Conference, 2003
  • Hosted Pi Tau Sigma National Convention 2002/2003, February 2003
  • Local Conference Committee Member, ASME 2000 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC/DTM, September 10-13, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Congress on Evolutionary Computing (CEC2000)
  • Paper Review Coordinator 1996-1998, 2001-2003, 2006-2007 Design Theory and Methodology Conference of the ASME Design Technical Conferences
  • Paper Review Coordinator 2002-2003, Design for Manufacturing Conference of the ASME Design Technical Conferences
  • Paper Review Coordinator 2003, Design Automation Conference of the ASME Design Technical Conferences
  • Paper Session Chair (15 sessions since 1995) in Design Theory and Methodology and Design Automation of ASME Design Technical Conferences
  • Chair of paper sessions in Manufacturing Automation during 2000 FAIM Conference
  • Member of ASME Design Theory and Methodology Committee, 1995-present
  • Reviewer, NSF-ASME Design Essay Competition, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Member, Advisory Board, Artificial Intelligence in Design Conferences, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2008
  • Pi Tau Sigma Medal Committee, 2006-2007
  • Member, Advisory Board, International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition 2006, 2008

Reviewing activities for agencies. Other unpaid services to local, state, and federal agencies

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • CREATE Program, Stanford, University
  • NASA, Engineering for Complex Systems Program
  • NCIIA, E-Teams and Education Programs
  • NSF and ASEE, NSF 2005 Graduate Research Fellowship program
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program 2007.

Campus Departmental Services

  • Director of DREAM Research Division, January 2004 – 2007
  • Member and Co Chair of DReAM Faculty Search Committee, 2005-2006
  • Member and Chairperson of ISR’s Education Program Committee, 2001-2003
  • Member of the Department Head Search Committee, Mechanical Engineering, 2000-2001
  • Member of the Dean Search Committee, A. James Clark School of Engineering, 1999-2000
  • Member of the Undergraduate Committee, Mechanical Engineering Department, 1998-2004
  • Director, DesignME Educational Laboratory Facility, Mechanical Engineering Department, 1998-Present
  • Member of the Graduate Committee, Mechanical Engineering Department, 2002-2003
  • Chair of an Ad Hoc committee for faculty hiring in the area of design, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1997-98

College Services

  • Member of the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Review Committee, A. James Clark School of Engineering, 2006
  • Member of the Dean Search Committee, A. James Clark School of Engineering, 1999-2000
  • Conducted Mechanical Engineering Workshop for Exploring Engineering Program of Women in Engineering, July 14, 2005 (2-hours 28 participants) and July 27 (2 hours 29 participants)
  • Member Entrepreneurship Curriculum Committee
    iii. University.
  • Mentor, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education, 1996-97
  • Presentation Judge, 8th Graduate Research Interaction Day, 11/1997.
  • Member of the Investigative Committee on the First-Year Experience, University Committee, 2001-2002
  • Honor Review Council Member, 2000-2001
  • Member of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee to the Office of Information Technology, Academic Support, 2002-2003
  • Member, University’s Senior Summer Scholars Selection Committee, Undergraduate Studies Program, 1999-2004, 2006-2007
    Womens Committee

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