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Engineering educator

David Kelso Schmidt, American Engineering educator. Association fellow American Institute of Aeronautics an Astronauts, American Society for Engineering Education; member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. M C.


Schmidt, David Kelso was born on March 4, 1943 in LaFayette, Indiana, United States. Son of E-Lynn Gray and Barbara E. (Lipp) Schmidt.


Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1965. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1972.


Staff engineer McDonnell Douglas Astro Corporation, Huntington Beach, California, 1965-1969. Research staff Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, 1972-1974. Professor of engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1974-1988, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1988-1993.

Director Aerospace Research Center Arizona State University, 1990-1992. Professor aerospace engineering University Maryland, College Park, 1993—1999, chairman department aerospace engineering, 1993-1994. Professor mechanical & aerospace engineer University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1999—2006, associate vice chancellor research & dean, Graduate School, 2001—2005, professor emeritus, since 2006.

Consultant Northrop Aircraft, Hawthorne, California, 1985, Honeywell Systems Research Center, Minneapolis, 1986, Systems Technology, Inc., Hawthorne, California, 1987, Aeronautical Radio Incorporated Research Corp, Annapolis, 1995, Boeing Airplane Company, 1999-2001. Member high-speed research National Academy Engineering's National Research Council Advisory Committee, 1996-1997, advanced supersonic technical, 2000-2001, United States Air Force Science Advisory Board's Panel on Vehicles and Power, 1997. Society Automotive Engineers National Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee, since 1986, International Federation Automatic Control Aerospace Technology Committee, 1990-2008, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics National Technology Committee Guidance, Navigation, and Control, 1987-1996.

Chairman, 1991-1993.


Association fellow American Institute of Aeronautics an Astronauts, American Society for Engineering Education. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. M C.


Married Karalee Sue Krause, November 24, 1979. Children: Jeff, Kelly, Russ, Jeremy, Jillian, Kerry.

E-Lynn Gray Schmidt

Barbara E. (Lipp) Schmidt

Karalee Sue Krause

Jeff Schmidt

Kelly Schmidt

Russ Schmidt

Jeremy Schmidt

Jillian Schmidt

Kerry Schmidt