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Becky Schmieding

Becky Schmieding


Temporary Instructor

Office Building

Solberg Hall



Mailing Address

Solberg Hall 116
Construction & Operations Management-Box 2223
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Becky is a 1978 graduate of South Dakota State University with degrees in Mathematics and Commercial Economics. Throughout her career at IBM, she held a variety of jobs ranging from programming, to management, to providing technical and marketing support for IBM Asia Pacific Marketing, to coordinating early product delivery programs in Europe, to providing project and program management for software and hardware development and to providing project management support for a product development team (PDT) with responsibilities for both IBM system software and hardware delivery. During that time, she also was on an international assignment living and working in England and Italy.
Becky retired from IBM in 2009 and joined the Mayo Clinic as a project manager in the research organization providing support for research projects and software tools. In 2013, Becky retired from Mayo and moved from Rochester Minnesota to Brookings South Dakota, where in addition to enjoying retirement, she is an adjunct instructor for South Dakota State University College of Engineering, teaching project management classes.
Becky is a certified Project Manager (PMP) as well as a published technical author and an award-winning speaker who has presented on both technical and personal development topics. She earned both a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Masters of Project Management from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Becky enjoys golfing, theater, reading and watching SDSU athletics. She is passionate about encouraging females to pursue careers in technology and helps coordinate workshops at SDSU to interest girls in engineering as well as provides mentoring support to female engineers.