Dr. Noel Schulz is IEEE Power & Energy Society President (2012-2013), Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs, Paslay Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Her research interests are in the computer applications in power systems including power system operations, shipboard power systems and intelligent system applications. She has been active in the IEEE Power & Energy Society serving as Secretary from 2004-2007, Treasurer from 2008-2009, President-Elect 2010-11, and President for 2012-2013. Dr. Schulz is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers. She served on the Board of Directors for ASEE from 2008-2010.