Jennifer Pazour, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been awarded the 2019 Rensselaer Alumni Association Teaching Award. The Teaching Award was created in 1994 by the Rensselaer Alumni Association Board of Trustees and is designed to recognize current members of the Rensselaer Faculty for their outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience and commitment to students. A single award is presented each year, which includes $5,000 to enhance the classroom experience. The award was presented by the Institute Provost Prabhat Hajela during Reunion & Homecoming weekend, September 26-28, 2019.
Jennifer Pazour’s research and teaching focus on the development and use of mathematical models to guide decision making for logistics and supply chain challenges. Dr. Pazour designs the educational environment to be one where students actively participate in learning, and are challenged to think critically. She has a rich history of mentoring undergraduate students in research and participates in a number of outreach programs encouraging students to become Industrial and Systems Engineers. As she explains in this video, Industrial and Systems Engineers are trained to think analytically and systematically about complex human-scale problems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Ps5SyimMg.