It’s not just us who bang on about diversity in the engineering workplace — some of the really big players in the sector do too. Organisations like: Airbus. They might be best-known for their aeroplanes, but they’re also doing some really interesting work around diversity and particularly gender representation in their workforce.
To reflect their committment, a few years ago they established a global Diversity Award scheme, in collaboration with the Global Engineering Dean’s Council. The Council brings together heads of engineering faculties and departments from universities around the world, to collaborate, coordinate, and share best practice.
The shortlist for the 2019 Airbus GEDC Diversity Award has recently been announced, featuring some remarkable projects and programmes from universities around the world. The list includes… NUSTEM! Wheee, that’s us!
We’ll find out soon if we’ve made the list of three finalists, which would see us heading to Toulouse to present the project directly to the Jury. But for now, we’re delighted to be in such esteemed company.