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Drew Saur

Adjunct Faculty

Drew Saur

Adjunct Faculty

Bio

Drew D. Saur is a specialist in technology commercialization and systems engineering, with over 30 years of experience managing technology, creating corporate technology infrastructure, evaluating technical trends, and developing and marketing technology products and services.

Currently, Drew is the Chief Information Officer for The Palmer Family of Companies, which includes G&C Foods in Syracuse, NY; Palmer Food Services in Rochester, NY; and Palmer’s Direct To You Market in Rochester, NY.

Drew has spent the majority of his career as a senior technology leader, building high-functioning technology teams with a humanistic approach for Software Engineering and IT initiatives. His leadership focus is on creating and strengthening the relationships between engineers and their customers by concentrating on aspects of empathy and trust. He is a regular guest lecturer at regional colleges, including the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he speaks to software engineering seniors and graduate students about this topic. He currently serves on the Software Engineering Industry Advisory Board.

Drew also serves as President for the Honeoye Falls-Town of Mendon Historical Society, as well as President of the Mendon Foundation, a not-for-profit land trust that preserves open spaces in the Town of Mendon, and which is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Lehigh Valley Trail throughout Monroe County under contract with the Monroe County Parks Department.

Currently Teaching

SWEN-562
3 Credits
This is the second course in a two-course, senior-level capstone project experience. Students submit one or more additional increments that build upon the solution submitted at the end of the first course. Students make major presentations for both customers as well as technical-oriented audiences, turn over a complete portfolio of project-related artifacts and offer an evaluation of the project and team experience.
SWEN-561
3 Credits
The first course in a two-course, senior-level, capstone project experience. Students work as part of a team to develop solutions to problems posed by either internal or external customers. Problems may require considerable software development or evolution and maintenance of existing software products. Culminates with the completion and presentation of the first major increment of the project solution. Students must have co-op completed to enroll.