Now in its 5th edition, the Award was developed and funded by Airbus in partnership with the GEDC
, and this year was granted UNESCO patronage.
Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council, or GEDC
, announced Marita Cheng as the recipient of the 2014 GEDC
Airbus Diversity Award at the World Engineering Education Forum in Dubai.
Audax was consulted by Ropes & Gray LLP, while GEDC
was represented by William Blair & Company in the deal.
Stuart Miller, chief executive of GEDC
, believes that in the fight against poverty, income generation and profit making is a healthy pursuit.
Airbus Group and the GEDC
are united in their belief that both industry and academia need to actively encourage more diverse students to study and pursue a career in engineering.
The three finalist projects will be presented to a jury of industry experts and engineering deans, who will gather for the GEDC
annual conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, between 10th and 13th October 2017.