May 8, 2017
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Henderson was selected to receive a 2017 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The award honors faculty whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring have made a significant contribution to graduate education at Syracuse University.
Henderson is the director of the bioengineering graduate program in the Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Department. He teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes and also manages a research group of over a dozen doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students.
Henderson was nominated by bioengineering graduate researcher Michelle Pede. She praised how Henderson created a welcoming and supportive environment both in lab groups and in classrooms.
“Dr. Henderson’s lab culture creates a space where we are not afraid to ask questions or voice our opinions, an environment that is necessary for effective learning and research,” said Pede.
Pede also highlighted Henderson’s work to support all of the graduate students in the bioengineering department, even those he does not directly advise.
“During my time working with him, I have seen him treat every colleague and student with respect and warmth,” said Pede.