Airbus, Global Deans and UNESCO Join Forces for More Diversity in Engineering

General Press Releases Thursday April 20, 2017 08:43
TOULOUSE, France--20 Apr--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
  • Call for entries opens for the 2017 "Airbus Diversity Award"

Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), have launched the call for nominations for the 2017 edition of the "Airbus Diversity Award". This award aims to shine a light on successful projects which have encouraged more young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The award was developed and funded by Airbus in partnership with the GEDC, the leading international organisation leaders of schools and colleges of engineering. For this fifth anniversary edition, the award will be placed under UNESCO patronage.

The long term goal is to increase diversity among the global community of engineers so that the engineering industry reflects the diversity of the communities it supports, with diversity recognised as a driver for innovation and growth.

"At Airbus we know that a diverse and inclusive culture is an asset", said Jean Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President Engineering Airbus Helicopters and patron of the award. "It boosts the innovative mind-set that underpins the vast technological advances happening in aviation and aerospace today. We are committed to developing the next generation of engineering talent and are proud to partner with UNESCO and engineering schools around the world to achieve that."

"We need more young people from every background and of every profile to acquire the skills the world needs to solve our greatest global challenges, as well as realise the potential of new opportunities", said Flavia Schlegel, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences. "So I am excited to bring UNESCO's support to this valuable partnership".

Last November, the Airbus Diversity Award went to Dr Yacob Astatke, from Morgan State University in the USA, for his impressive introduction of technology and training initiatives across universities in Ethiopia to improve the delivery of engineering education in Africa.

"In 2017 we invite everyone working to improve diversity in engineering education around the world to put their successful projects forward, to share their good ideas and innovative approaches and to inspire others to do more on this critical issue", said Peter Kilpatrick, McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, USA, and GEDC Chair.

Entries for this new award will close on 10th July with the winning project to be announced at the GEDC Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada in October 2017. Entries can be made online by any individual or team working with or in an engineering college/faculty, whose project has demonstrated tangible results in bringing more diversity among engineering students and/or graduates.

Links
More information is available at: http://www.airbusgroup.com/diversityaward
To register or to participate: https://gedcairbusdiversityaward.com/application
  • Call for entries closes - 10 July 2017
  • Shortlist Announced - August 2017
  • Finalists Announced - September 2017
  • Award Ceremony at the GEDC Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada - 11-13 October
Source: Airbus

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