ABOUT THE AWARD
The GEDC Airbus Diversity Award is a partnership between Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), initiated by Airbus in 2012. The Award recognises successful grass-roots projects encouraging students of all profiles and backgrounds to study and to succeed in engineering. In 2017 the Award received UNESCO patronage.
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THE 2017 EDITION
The 2017 Award was part of the GEDC Conference that took place in Niagara Falls, Canada in October 2017 which was hosted by McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering.
Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology’s BIRDS Satellite Project represented by Taiwo Tejumola was selected as the recipient of the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. The Schulich School of Engineering: Discover Engineering Programme at Canada’s University of Calgary represented by Qiao Sun and the Women in Engineering (WIE) Programme at the University of New South Wales in Australia represented by Alex Bannigan were selected as runners up. Find out more here.
A financial award of 10,000 USD went to the winning project to support further development. The two runner-up projects each received 1,500 USD to support communication about the successful initiative.