GEDC Airbus Diversity Award
Airbus and the GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council), the leading global organization for engineering education, are delighted to introduce the 2nd Airbus GEDC award for diversity in engineering education. This USD10,000 award recognizes both individuals who have proactively introduced more diversity into their engineering institutions, as well as initiatives that encourage students of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The nomination period for this year’s Award runs from 6 March until 27 June 2014.
Following this, an Award Committee will draw up a shortlist and select three finalists to be invited to the WEEF 2014 in Dubai. On Wednesday 3 December 2014 the 2014 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award recipient will be announced at a gala dinner celebrating diversity in engineering education.
Diversity is the inclusion of individuals that represent variations in gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences resulting in an environment rich in intellectual variety and respect for the individual, and optimally suited to address the technological, business and societal needs of the future. (Source: American Society of Engineering Education and Airbus).