Dima Nazzal has received the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence for her positive impact on the student’s lives through her teaching and efforts to enrich the student’s’ learning experience. This award is based on the nomination of the undergraduate female engineering body at Georgia Tech at was given at the 2015 Women in Engineering (WIE) banquet on March 31.
Nazzal is a faculty member and director of student services for the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She is responsible for the management and coordination of operational issues associated with ISyE’s academic processes including management of academic resources allocation and instructional budget planning, coordination with the associate chairs of undergraduate and graduate programs on course assignments. Nazzal directs undergraduate students academic and career advising policies and procedures, registration, the technical communication program, and serves as the faculty lead for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and the Master of Science in Operations Research programs.
Nazzal received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. Her research focuses on the applications of operations research methodologies to design sustainable supply chain systems. Her recent work has addressed production planning and inventory decisions in cold supply chain systems aiming to reduce costs and green gas house emissions. She has worked on projects with companies, and healthcare providers, including Walt Disney World, Lucent Technologies, Brinks Securities, and Emory Healthcare.
This WIE banquet brings together nearly 500 students, alumni, corporate partners and Institute leaders to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of female engineering students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above. As a testimony to the excellence of College of Engineering’s female undergraduate students, about 1,800 female engineering students, representing over half of the College's female engineering students, qualify to attend the banquet each year. This event recognizes student and faculty leaders through Student Mentoring Awards, and Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.