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Industrial, systems engineering wins curriculum award

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The industrial and systems engineering department in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering received the Institute of Industrial Engineers Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Lean Concepts. 

Jacquie Mozrall, department head; Andres Carrano, associate professor; and John Kaemmerlen, instructor, were recognized for a series of undergraduate and graduate level courses on lean practices and modeling taught in the department’s Toyota Production Systems Lab. 

Additionally, the team adapted elements of the coursework and is being used for pre-college students through outreach activities the department presents. 

This is the second curriculum award the department has received in as many years. In 2009, the department won the Innovations in Curriculum Award from the institute. The 2009 award recognizes the department’s integration of sustainable engineering into the curriculum. Both awards are given to a college or university that integrates creative instruction with relevant topics to meet the changing needs of the industrial engineering profession.

The Excellence in Teaching award will be given at the annual Institute of Industrial Engineering conference June 5-9.