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CURRICULUM VITAE

Linda C. Schmidt

Notarization. I have read the following and certify that this curriculum vitae is a current and accurate statement of my professional record.

Signature: Linda C. Schmidt Date: ____________________


1. Personal Information

Name: Linda C. Schmidt

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research

Current Rank: Associate Professor

Joint Appointment to ISR: July 1999-June 2005

Appointment to Rank: August 2001

Joined University of Maryland: August 1995

a. Educational Background:


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY: Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995.

Thesis: "An Implementation Using Grammars of an Abstraction-Based Model of Mechanical Design for Design Optimization and Design Space Characterization"”

Advisor: Professor Jonathan Cagan

MASTER of Science: Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1991.

BACHELOR of Science: Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1989.

b. Society Membership and Professional Registration:


Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1992-present).

Member, American Society of Engineering Education (1997-present).

Member, Pi Tau Sigma (1997-present).

Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, (2000-present).

Member, Society of Women Engineers, (1995-present).

c. Employment Background:


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, August 2001-Present.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, August 1995-July 2001.

Teaching and research in design topics including: theory, methodology, decision-making, and engineering education, with emphasis on developing design strategies and automated tools to aid in the conceptual design process



RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Department of Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, September 1988-August 1991.

ENGINEER: Flexible Machining Center, Sauer-Sundstrand, Ames, IA, May 1990-September 1990.
2. Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

a. Books.



  1. Books authored.

Cunniff, P.F., Dally, J. W., Herrmann, J. W., Zhang, G. and L. C. Schmidt, Product Engineering and Manufacturing, College House Enterprises, LLC, Knoxville, TN., 1998.

Schmidt, L. C., Zhang, G. M., Herrmann, J. W., Dieter, G. D. and P. F. Cunniff, Product Engineering and Manufacturing, 2nd Edition, College House Enterprises, LLC. 2002.

Schmidt, L.C., Schmidt, J., Smith, P., Bigio, D., and Bayer-Contardo, J., BESTEAMS (Building Engineering Student Teams Effectiveness and Management Systems): An Instructor Guide, College House Enterprises, LLC, February 2005.

Dieter, G. E., and L. C. Schmidt, Engineering Design, 4th Edition, in preparation, 2008 publication date, Mc-Graw Hill.



  1. Books edited.

Chen, W., Lewis, K., and L. C. Schmidt (editors) Decision Making in Engineering Design, ASME Press, 2006 ISBN:0-7918-0246-9

  1. Chapters in books.

Herrmann, J. W. and Schmidt, L. C., “Product Development and Decision Production Systems” in Decision Marking in Engineering Design, ASME Press, 2006 ISBN:0-7918-0246-9.

Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter A. Sandborn, Linda C. Schmidt, and Thornton H. Gogoll, “Constructing a Product Design for Environment Process”, Handbook on Performability Engineering, Misra, Krishna B. (Ed.), Springer in press for 2008.

Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter A. Sandborn, Linda C. Schmidt, and Thornton H. Gogoll, “Design for Environment (DfE): Strategies, Practices, Guidelines, Methods, and Tools” in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design, M. Kutz ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey, 2007.

Brown, J., L. C. Schmidt, J. Schmidt, P. E. Schmidt, “Discovering Functional Role Specialization: The Effect on Undergraduate Student Learning on Engineering Project Teams,” Proceedings of Assessment of Student Achievement, National Science Foundation Conference. October 19-21, 2006 in press.



  1. Articles in Refereed Journals. (IF= Impact Factor, C= Web of Science Citations w/o self)

    1. Schmidt, L. C. and J. K. Jackman, "Evaluating Assembly Sequences for Automatic Assembly Systems", IIE Transactions (1995) 27:23-31. IF=0.541, C= 7.

    2. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, "Recursive Annealing: A Computational Model for Machine Design", Research in Engineering Design (1995) 7:102-125. IF=0.526, C=15.

    3. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, “GGREADA: A Graph Grammar-Based Machine Design Algorithm,” Research in Engineering Design, (1997) 9:195-213. IF=0.526, C =8.

    4. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, “Optimal Configuration Design: An Integrated Approach Using Grammars,” Journal of Mechanical Design (1998) 120(1): 2-9. (also in the CD-ROM Proceedings of the 1996 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference, 96-DETC/DTM1511, August 18-22, 1996.) IF:0.354, C=9.

    5. Mead, P., D. Moore, M. Natishan, L. Schmidt, S. Brown, C. Lathan, I. Goswami, and S. Mouring, “Faculty and Student Views on Engineering Student Team Effectiveness,” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, (1999) 5:351-363.

    6. Schmidt, L. C. and J. K. Jackman, “Modeling Recirculating Conveyors with Blocking,” European Journal of Operational Research (2000) Vol. 124, pp. 422-436.

    7. Chen, W., K. Lewis, and L. C. Schmidt, “The Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design: Origin, Status, Promise, and Future,” Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis (2000) 3:57-66.

    8. M. E. Natishan, L.C. Schmidt, and P. Mead, “Student Focus Group Results on Student Team Performance Issues,” Journal of Engineering Education, (2000) Vol. 89, 1, pp. 269-272.

    9. Schmidt, L. C., H. Shetty*, and S. Chase, “A Graph Grammar Approach to Mechanism Synthesis,” Journal of Mechanical Design (2000) Vol. 122: 371-376. (Also, appeared in the CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC98/DTM-5598, September 13-16, 1998, Atlanta, GA.) IF= 0.354, C=2.

    10. T. M. Regan, J. W. Dally, P. F. Cunniff, G. Zhang, and L. C. Schmidt, “Curriculum Integrated Engineering Design and Product Realization,” International Journal of Engineering Education, (2001) 17 (4-5): 386-390. IF: 0.244, C:___.

    11. Li*, X., He, W., Li, L., and L. Schmidt, “A New Drive with High-Load Capacity and High Transmission Efficiency,” Journal of Mechanical Design (2004) Vol. 126(4):683-686. (Also appeared in the Proceedings of DETC’00 ASME 2000 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC/MECH-14172, September 10-13, Baltimore, MD, 2000.) IF:0.354, C:0.

    12. Li*, X. and L. Schmidt, “Grammar-Based Designer Assistance Tool for Epicyclic Gear Trains,” Journal of Mechanical Design (2004) Vol. 126(5):895-902. (Also appeared in the Proceedings of DETC’00 ASME 2000 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC/DTM-14574, September 10-13, Baltimore, MD, 2000.) IF:0.354, C:0

    13. X. Li*, L. Schmidt, W. He, L. Li, and Y. Qian, “Transformation of an EGT Grammar: New Grammar, New Designs,” Journal of Mechanical Design (2004) Vol. 126 (4): 753-756. (Also appeared in CD-ROM Proceedings of DETC’01 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2001/DTM-21716, September 9-12, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001. One of six papers nominated for the DTM Xerox Best Paper Award.) IF:0.354, C:0

    14. Schmidt, L. C., H. Shi*, and S. Kerkar*, “A CSP Approach Linking Grammar-Based Function to Form Design Generation,” Journal of Mechanical Design (2005). Vol. 127, March 2005 (2): 196-205. Also appeared in the CD-ROM Proceedings of DETC99 1999 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference Design, DETC99/DTM-048, September 12-15, 1999, Las Vegas, NV.) IF:0.354, C:0

    15. R. Lent, S. D. Brown, H-B. Sheu, J. Schmidt, B. Brenner*, C. S. Gloster, G. Wilkins, L. Schmidt, H. Lyons, and D. Treitstman, “Social Cognitive Predictors of Academic Interests and Goals in Engineering: Utility for Women and Students at Historically Black Universities,” Journal of Counseling Psychology, (2005), 52:84-92. An earlier version of this article was presented at the 111th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, August, 2003.) IF=2.049, C: 9.

    16. D. P. Fitzgerald*, J. W. Herrmann, P. A. Sandborn, L. C. Schmidt, T. H. Gogoll, “Beyond Tools: A Design for Environment Process”, International Journal of Performability Engineering (2005) 1(2):105-120.

    17. R. W. Lent, J. Schmidt, L. Schmidt, “Collective Efficacy beliefs in student work teams: Relation to Self-Efficacy, Team Cohesion, and Team Performance”, Journal of Vocational Behavior (2006) 68(1): 73-84. IF:1.518, C:__

    18. L. C. Schmidt, “Engineering Teams: Individual or Group Sport?” International Journal of Engineering Education (2006) 22(3):659-664.

    19. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Reliability and Efficiency of the Existing Spectral Methods for Isomorphism Detection”, Journal of Mechanical Design, (2006) Vol. 128(6):1246-1252. IF:0.354, C:0

    20. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Structural Synthesis of Kinematic Chains by Adapting a Mckay-Type Algorithm”, Mechanism and Machine Theory (2006) 41(9):1021-1030. IF 0.607

    21. Robert W. Lent, Daniel Singley*, Hung-Bin Sheu, Janet Schmidt, and Linda Schmidt, “Test of a Social Cognitive Model of Academic Satisfaction in Engineering Students,” Journal of Career Assessment, (2006) 15(1):87-97.

Under Review:



    1. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Laplace and Extended Adjacency Matrices for Isomorphism Detection of Kinematic Chains Using the Characteristic Polynomial Approach”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Submitted May, 2005. IF:0.354, C:0 (Also RP 28)

    2. R.P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “A Polynomial-time degeneracy testing algorithm for planar kinematic chains with non-revolute joints and spatial kinematic chains”, Submitted April 2006 to Mechanism and Machine Theory

    3. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Critical Review of Existing Degeneracy Testing and Mobility Type Identification Algorithms for Kinematic Chains”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Submitted May, 2005. IF:0.354, C:0 (Also RP 29), Accepted as Technical Brief February 2007.

    4. A. Grenier* and L. Schmidt, “Analysis of Design Journal Sketches,” Paper under review for Journal of Mechanical Design, Submitted August, 2007 (Also RP 31).

Manuscripts in preparation:



  1. L. Schmidt, “Unifying Model for Principle-Based Teaching and Learning of Design ,” in preparation for submission to Design Science

  2. L. Schmidt, P. Smith, and J. Leonard, working title “Role-Taking Impacts on Student Project Teams,” in preparation for Journal of Engineering Education.

c. Monographs, Reports, and Extension Publications.

Schmidt, L. C. and Wang, Y., “Padding of Pressure Sensitive Substrates,” for The Strouse Corporation, Westminster, MD, 1997.

Chang*, E. and Schmidt, L. C., “The Evolution and Effective Use of Design Information Models During The Product Development Process,” for Computer Aided Engineering Technology Group, Black & Decker, Towson, MD, 2000.

d. Book Reviews, Other Articles, and Notes.

e. Talks, Abstracts, and Other Professional Papers Presented.



  1. Invited talks, etc.

“Grammars for Machine Design”, Manufacturing Systems Integration Division of NIST, June 6, 1996.

“Grammatical Design for Machines: Can it be Worth the Bother?” Grammatical Design Workshop in conjunction with AID’96, Stanford, CA, June 23-24, 1996.

“Grammars for Machine Design”, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of Virginia, September 20th, 1996.

“Research on Designer Assistance Tools”, University of Maryland’s Engineering Research Center, June 26, 1997.

“Elements of Generative Designer Assistance Tools”, Industrial Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, April 1, 1998.

“Emergence in Design,” Artificial Intelligence in Design ’98 (AID’98), July 18-19, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, 20 attendees.

“Industry and Curriculum Reform” Panelist. ECSEL/MIT Engineering Education Workshop, April 30 – May 1, 1999, MIT, Boston, MA.

“A Winning Strategy: Cross-Course Team Projects to Integrate Design, Processing and Quality Attributes in the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum,” L. C. Schmidt, M. Natishan, and E. Magrab. Accepted for presentation, Mudd Design Workshop II, May 1999, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Withdrawn.

“Creating Design Machines for Machine Design,” Systems Realization Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 24, 2000.

“Design Machines for Machine Design,” Engineering Department, Frostburg State University, October 11, 2001.

“Engineering Grammars in Design,” Seminar Class: IT894, Design and Inventive Engineering, Information Technology and Engineering School, George Mason University, October 10, 2002.

“Generative Design Tools and Determining Their Deployment” Industrial Engineering Department, Penn State University, November 21, 2002.

“RISE Program Realities For Faculty and Grant Administrators,” Grants Resource Center Fall Meeting, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC., September 19-22, 2004

“Decision-Based Design Techniques for Conceptual Design,” Workshop on Decision Based Design Structures for Space Missions, sponsored by NASA and JPL through the Engineering for Complex Systems Program, Newport Beach, CA, October 6-8, 2004

“Research Experiences for Female Students,” Talk Presented at 2005 Joint Annual Program Principal Investigators and Project Directors Meeting, National Science Foundation Division of Human Resource Development, Washington, D.C., April 25-26, 2005. Talk also presented for the Research on Gender in Science & Engineering (GS&E) Session.

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)

“Engineering Teams: Individual or Group Sport?” Mudd Design Workshop V, Learning and Engineering Design, May 2005.

“RISE: Research in Science and Engineering Program for UG Women,” poster presentation in AAAS Celebration of Research Experiences for Undergraduates, US House of Representatives Rayburn Office Building, September 20,2005.

“Engineering Team Project Realities” George Washington University Workshop on the Future of Engineering Education, April 14, 2007.

Scheduled Talks, Not Yet Presented:

NSF and WEPAN sponsored Workshop on Team Practices at AAAS in DC on Jan 16-18m, 2008.



Workshop and Tutorial Series Convener and Presenter,

SERIES: Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design, with W. Chen, K. Lewis

November 22nd-23rd, 1996, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

January 12th, 1997, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees 1997 Conference, April 5th-6th, 1997, Kissimmee, FL

September 13th-14th, 1997, ASME DETC Workshop.

January 5th 1998, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees 1998 Conference.

September 12th 1998, ASME DETC Workshop.

January 4th 1999, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees 1999 Conference.

September 12th 1999, ASME DETC Workshop.

January 3rd 2000, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees 2000 Conference.

September 10th 2000, ASME DETC Workshop.

January 7th 2001, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees 2001 Conference.

September 9th, 2001, ASME DETC Workshop.

January 5th, 2002, NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference

September 30th, 2002, ASME DETC Workshop

January 6th 2003, “Model Validation in Engineering Design,” NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference.

September 2nd 2003, ASME DETC Workshop

January 5th 2004, NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference.

September 28th 2004, Open Workshop Meeting at ASME DETC Workshop.
SERIES BESTEAMS: Building Engineering Student Team Effectiveness and Management Systems.

“BESTEAMS EPTTS Workshop,” January 21, 2000, College Park, MD. 8-Hour Workshop.

“Engineering Project Team Training for Students,” 4th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – Atlantic Region, April 7-9, 2000, Towson, MD. 45-Minute Workshop.

“Building Engineering Student Team Effectiveness,” NCIIA 4th Annual National Conference, March 9-11, 2000, Washington, DC. 90-Minute Workshop.

“BESTEAMS Faculty Workshop II,” September 29, 2000, College Park, MD. 8-Hour Workshop.

“Implementing the BESTEAMS Model of Team Development: Training the Trainers,” ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2001, Albuquerque, N.M., 3-Hour Workshop

“Implementing the BESTEAMS Model of Team Development Across the Curriculum,” August 16, 2001, College Park, MD. 8-Hour Workshop.

“Implementing the BESTEAMS Model of Team Development Across the Curriculum”, January 23, 2002, College Park, MD. 6-Hour Workshop.

“Implementing the BESTEAMS Model of Team Development Across the Curriculum”, May, 2002; United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., 6-Hour Workshop.

“BESTEAMS Module Training for ENES 100”, August 29, 2002, College Park

“BESTEAMS Introductory Module Training”, January 25, 2003 Howard University.

“BESTEAMS Intermediate Module Training”, June 22, 2003, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN., 4-Hour Workshop, 13 Participants.

“BESTEAMS Module Training for ENES 100”, August 2003, College Park

ASEE Mid-Atlantic Region, Morgan State University, August 2003.

“BESTEAMS Module Training”, NCIIA 8th Annual Conference, March 2004.

“Training Undergraduates in Teamwork: BESTEAMS Advanced Module”, June 20, 2004, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT., 1.5-Hour Workshop, 19 Participants.

“BESTEAMS Training for Engineering Student Project Teams” June 11, 2005, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-15, 2005, Portland, Oregon, 2 Hour Workshop, 25 Participants.

ASEE 2006 Workshop


ii. Refereed conference proceedings.

  1. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, "A Recursive Shape Annealing Approach to Machine Design", Preprints: The Second International Round-Table Conference on Computational Models of Creative Design, Heron Island, Queensland, December 7-11, 1992, pp. 145-171.

  2. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, "Recursive Annealing: A Computational Model for Machine Design", Advances in Design Automation, (DE-Vol. 53), ASME Pub., Albuquerque, NM, September 1993, pp. 243-251.

  3. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, "A Case for Generative Design Tools for Conceptual Design", Concurrent Product Design (DE-Vol. 74), ASME Pub., Chicago, IL, November 6-11, 1994, pp. 165-173.

  4. Schmidt, L. C. and J. Cagan, “Grammars for Machine Design,” J. S. Gero and F. Sudweeks (eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Design ’96, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1996, pp. 325-344.

  5. Szykman, S., L. C. Schmidt and H. Shetty*, “Improving the Efficiency of Simulated Annealing Optimization through Detection of Productive Search”, CD-ROM The 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sacramento, CA, September 14-17, 1997.

  6. Shetty*, H., L. C. Schmidt and S. Chase, “Mechanism Configuration Generation using Graph Grammars,” Artificial Intelligence in Design ’98, Lisbon, Portugal, July 21-25, 1998.

  7. L. Schmidt, P. Mead, M. Natishan, C. Lathan, S. Brown, I. Goswami, S. Mouring, “BESTEAMS: Building Engineering Student Team Effectiveness and Management Systems,” CD-ROM 1999 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-23, 1999, Charlotte, NC.

  8. P. F. Mead, M. Natishan, L. Schmidt, J. Greenberg, D. Bigio, A. Gupte*, “Engineering Project Team Training System (EPTTS) For Effective Engineering Team Management,” CD-ROM 2000 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 18-21, 2000, St. Louis, MO.

  9. L. Schmidt, P. Mead, M. Natishan, D. Bigio, J. Greenberg, C. Lathan, S. Brown, I. Goswami, and S. Mouring, “BESTEAMS: Student Team Experience Differs by Institution Type,” 2000 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 18-21, 2000, St. Louis, MO.

  10. D. Wu* and L. Schmidt, “Exploration of Applying Statistical in the Process Control Strategies to Simulated Annealing Optimization Techniques,” Proceedings of 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, July 16-19, La Jolla, CA, 2000, Vol.1, pp.: 15-21.

  11. Wu*, D., Z. Yao*, and L, C. Schmidt, “Feature-Based CNC Programming Environment on the Internet,” Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing Conference, 2000, Vol. 1, pp. 193-202.

  12. H. Shi* and L. Schmidt, “Comparing HTN Planning Method with Grammar-Based Approach in Generative Design,” CD-ROM Proceedings of DETC’00 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC00/DAC-14287, September 10-13, Baltimore, MD, 2000.

  13. Adams, S. G., Mead, P. F., Bigio, D., Schmidt, L., Schmidt, J., Wilkins, G., Kelley, C., “Effect of Learning Style Diversity on Engineering Student Teams,” Conference Proceedings: 31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, October 10-13, Reno, NV. 2001.

  14. Smith, P., Schmidt, L., Schmidt, J., “Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)”, presentation and paper, Proceedings of the WEPAN 2002 Conference, June 8-11, 2002, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  15. Lent, R., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L., and Pertmer, G. "Exploration of Collective Efficacy Beliefs in Student Project Teams: Implications for Student and Team Outcomes," presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, 2002.

  16. Smith, P., Schmidt, L., Schmidt, J., “Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)”, presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, 2002.

  17. J. Herrmann, L. Schmidt, “Viewing Product Development as a Decision Production System,” Proceedings of DETC’02 2002 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 29-October 2, Montreal, Quebec, (2002).

  18. Schmidt, L, Schmidt, J. Colbeck, C., Bigio, D., Smith, P, and Harper, L., ”Engineering Students and Training in Teamwork: How Effective?" presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, 2003.

  19. Lent, R., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L, Gloster, C., and Wilkins, G., “Predicting the Academic Engagement of Women and Students At Historically Black Universities: A Social Cognitive Approach,” presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, 2003.

  20. Smith, P., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L., “Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)”, presentation and paper, Proceedings of the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) Annual Conference, June 8-11, Chicago, IL, (2003).

  21. Hai, S.* and L. Schmidt, “Partitioning Knowledge for Generative Configuration Design,” Proceedings of IDETC 2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 29-October 2, Chicago, IL. (2003).

  22. Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L., Smith, P. and K. Vogt*, “Innovative Educational Opportunities for Women in STEM: Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)”, Proceedings 33rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, November 5-8, Boulder, Co. (2003).

  23. Vogt*, K., Smith, P., Schmidt, J., and L. Schmidt, “RISE: A Summer Experience for Incoming First Year STEM Students,” presentation and paper, Proceedings of the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM., June 6-8, (2004).

  24. Brown Leonard*, J., Schmidt, J., Smith, P. E., and Schmidt, L., “A Pilot Investigation of Functional Roles on Engineering Student Teams”, presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June 20-23, Salt Lake City, UT, (2004). Nominated for Best Paper Award. (ERM Division, 4 of 78)

  25. Smith, P. E., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L., and Vogt*, K. E. “Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE): Summer Research Teams-Faculty and Students Benefiting from Role Model Hierarchies,” presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June 20-23, Salt Lake City, UT, (2004).

  26. Lent, R., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L, Gloster, C., and Mourings, S, “Relation of Collective Efficacy Beliefs to Group Cohesion and Performance in Student Project Teams,” presentation and paper, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June 20-23, Salt Lake City, UT, (2004).

  27. Brown Leonard*, J., Schmidt, L, Smith, P. E., and Schmidt, J., “A Pilot Investigation of Functional Roles on Engineering Student Teams: A Developmental Perspective”, Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-15, Portland, Or. (2005). Nominated for Best Paper Award. (ERM Division, 4 of 70)

  28. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Laplace and Extended Adjacency Matrices for Isomorphism Detection of Kinematic Chains Using the Characteristic Polynomial Approach”, Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 24-28, Long Beach, CA. (Accepted April 2005).

  29. R. P. Sunkari* and L. Schmidt, “Critical Review of Existing Degeneracy Testing and Mobility Type Identification Algorithms for Kinematic Chains”, Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 24-28, Long Beach, CA. (Accepted April 2005).

  30. P. E. Smith, S. Gehrke*, J. A. Schmidt, and L. C. Schmidt, “The Importance of Including Career Clarification in a First-Year Summer Experience,” Proceedings of the 2006 WEPAN Conference, Copyright 2006, WEPAN-Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network.

  31. Fitzgerald, Daniel P., Jeffrey W. Herrmann, and Linda C. Schmidt, “Improving Environmental Design Using TRIZ Inventive Principles”, Proceedings of the 16th CIRP International Design Seminar, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, July 16-19, 2006.

  32. A
    Under Review
    . Grenier* and L. Schmidt, “Analysis of Design Journal Sketches,” Accepted Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2007 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference., September 2-7, Las Vegas, NV 2007.

  33. L. C. Schmidt, P.E. Smith, J. Schmidt, P. Alexander, J. Magda, “Assessing the impact of early specialization on learning in engineering student project teams,” in preparation for 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Abstract Submitted October 2007.

  34. Grenier, A., L. C. Schmidt, S. N. Westmoreland, “Analysis of sketch coding schemes for engineering design journals,” in preparation for 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Abstract Submitted October 2007.

  35. T
    In Preparation
    eitelbaum, G., L. C. Schmidt, D. Morgan, tentative: Exploring Environmentally Benign Design Potential of Function Structure Matrix Applications, in preparation for IDETC/CIE 2008 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

iii. Unrefereed conference proceedings.



  1. Schmidt, L. C. "Pre-College Students: Let's Revolutionize Their Future", Society of Women Engineers 1995 National Convention and Student Conference, Boston, MA, June 1995.

  2. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “An Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design,” Proceedings of 1997 NSF Design, Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Research Conference, January 1997, Seattle, WA.

  3. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “An Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design,” Proceedings of the, NSF Design & Manufacturing Conference, January 5-8, Monterrey, Mexico, 1998, pp. 79-80.

  4. Moore, D., Mead, P., Natishan, M., Schmidt, L., Lathan, C., Mouring, S., “The ESTEAM Program’s Phase I Results: Faculty Views on Engineering Student Team Effectiveness”, Proceedings Women in Engineering Conference: Creating A Global Engineering Community Through Partnerships, Seattle, WA, June 1998, pp. 247-252

  5. Schmidt, L. C. “CAREER: Generative Designer Assistance Tools,” CD-ROM Proceedings of the NSF Design and Manufacturing Conference, Long Beach, CA, January 5-8, 1999.

  6. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “An Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design: Status and Promise,” CD-ROM Proceedings of the NSF Design and Manufacturing Conference, Long Beach, CA, January 5-8,1999.

  7. Schmidt, L. C. and D. Wu*, “Exploration of Applying Statistical Process Control Strategies to Simulated Annealing Optimization Techniques,” CD-ROM Proceedings of the 2000 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 3-6, Vancouver, BC, 2000.

  8. Schmidt, L. C. and H. Shi*, “Generative Designer Assistance Tools: Automated Function to Form Design Generation,” CD-ROM Proceedings of the 2000 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 3-6, Vancouver, BC, 2000.

  9. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “Taking the Open Workshop on DBD into the Next Century,” CD-ROM Proceedings of the 2000 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 3-6, Vancouver, BC, 2000.

  10. Shi, H*. and L. C. Schmidt, “Strategies for Generating Feasible Conceptual Designs: Comparing HTN Planning with Grammar-based Design,” Proceedings of the 2001 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 7-10, Tampa, FL.

  11. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design: New Tactics for Our New Century,” Proceedings of the 2001 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 7-10, Tampa, FL.

  12. J. Schmidt, R. Lent, L. Schmidt, P. Mead, and D. Bigio, “Social Cognitive Career Theory as an Approach to Understanding Retention in Engineering Majors,” presented at the 2001 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2001, Albuquerque, NM.

  13. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “E-Volving the Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design,” Proceedings of the 2002 NSF Design & Manufacturing Research Conference, January 7-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  14. Shi, H*. and L. C. Schmidt, “CAREER: Generative Designer Assistance Tools: Partitioned Knowledge Foundation,” Proceedings of the 2003 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, AL., January 6-10, (2003).

  15. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “E-Volving the Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design (Collaborative Research)”, Proceedings of the 2003 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, AL., January 6-10, (2003).

  16. J. Herrmann, P. Sandborn and L. C. Schmidt, “PREMISE: Applying Decision Production Systems to Improve Environmentally Responsible Product Development,” Proceedings of the 2003 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, AL., January 6-10, (2003).

  17. Schmidt, L., Schmidt, J., Smith, P. and K. Vogt, “Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE): Lessons from the First Year”, presentation and poster, Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, (2003).

  18. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “E-Volving the Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design (Collaborative Research)”, Proceedings of the 2004 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Dallas, TX., January 5-8, (2004).

  19. J. Herrmann, P. Sandborn and L. C. Schmidt, “PREMISE: Applying Decision Production Systems to Improve Environmentally Responsible Product Development,” Proceedings of the 2004 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Dallas, TX, January 5-8, (2004).

  20. W. Chen, K. Lewis and L. C. Schmidt, “E-Volving the Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design (Collaborative Research)”, Proceedings of the 2005 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ January 6-10, (2005).

  21. J. Herrmann, P. Sandborn and L. C. Schmidt, “PREMISE: Applying Decision Production Systems to Improve Environmentally Responsible Product Development,” Proceedings of the 2005 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ January 6-10, (2005).

  22. L. Schmidt, J. Schmidt, P. Smith, “RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering,” poster presentation, NSF Engineering & Computing Education Grantee Meeting 2005, Washington, DC., February 16-18, (2005).

  23. L. Schmidt, J. Schmidt, P. Smith and D. Bigio, “BESTEAMS,” Poster presentation, NSF Engineering & Computing Education Grantee Meeting 2005, Washington, DC., February 16-18, (2005).




  1. Films, Tapes, Photographs, etc.

Schmidt, L.C., Schmidt, J., and Smith, P., “RISE Mentors for Women”, Out Loud: Women’s Voices in Science and Technology, Radio Interview, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 2003.

g. Exhibits, Performances, Demonstrations, and Other Creative Activities

h. Original Designs, Plans, Inventions, Software, and/or Patents.

i. Contracts and Grants


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