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1. BIRDS Satellite Project Receives the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

1. BIRDS Satellite Project Receives the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

The winning project, from the Kyushu Institute of Technology, trains graduate students from developing countries to execute a satellite project and aims to equip them with the necessary skills to establish a sustainable space program in their home countries.

2. 2017 GEDC Election Results

2. 2017 GEDC Election Results

Members have voted for the GEDC's next Secretary/Treasurer and to fill six spots on the GEDC Executive Committee. Elected leaders will assume their positions during the GEDC General Assembly on October 12.

3. Stream Select Sessions from GEDC 2017 Niagara Falls, Canada

3. Stream Select Sessions from GEDC 2017 Niagara Falls, Canada

Streams of certain sessions during the GEDC 2017 Niagara Falls, Canada conference will be available to view.

4. A New Home: George Mason University to Host the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat

4. A New Home: George Mason University to Host the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat

IFEES has signed an MoU with George Mason University (Fairfax, USA) that will relocate the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat to the Volgenau School of Engineering, where Ken Ball, a key facilitator in the transition, serves as dean. The Secretariat anticipates completing the transition from its current location at Marquette University during the last quarter of 2017.

5. GlobalEngineer: IFEES-GEDC July Bulletin

5. GlobalEngineer: IFEES-GEDC July Bulletin

The July issue of GlobalEngineer has highlights from the IFEES-GEDC events in Columbus and the GEDC Industry Forum. This issue also features pieces on reigniting the passion for analog electronics, the importance of a commitment to climate studies when tackling America’s infrastructure, preparing students for global engineering and much more.

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Welcome from the Chair!

Peter Kilpatrick
Peter Kilpatrick
GEDC Chair

With a name like the “Global Engineering Deans Council,” you expect bold aspirations and actions in the service of humankind.  Our young organization (8 years young) now comprises over 500 deans from all continents with significant regional activity.  We have partnered with a few National Academies of Engineering, the World Bank, and others to bring the message and the value of the engineering enterprise to developed and developing countries alike.

Our Mission is to serve as the global network of engineering deans mobilized to advance engineering education, research, and service to the global community.  Our strategic plan is focused on institutional leadership formation, curriculum leadership, corporate and public engagement, and accreditation leadership.

In December 2015, GEDC held its annual conference in...

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