Call for entries opens for the 2017 Airbus Diversity Award

Airbus, with the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), have launched the call for nominations for the 2017 edition of the “Airbus Diversity Award”, the company said.

The award honors successful projects that have encouraged more young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. It was developed and funded by Airbus in partnership with the GEDC.

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.

Entries 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.

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

Leiden, the Netherlands-based Airbus Group SE, through its subsidiaries, provides aeronautics, space, and related products and services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: airbus commercial aircraft, airbus helicopters, and airbus defence and space segments.