Conference Agenda

GEDC02: GEDC Diversity Award and Keynotes / Joint session GEDC/EDC
Wednesday, 17/Nov/2021:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Prof. Sirin Tekinay, GEDC, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Natacha DePaola, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty

P.º de la Senda del Rey, 7, 28040 Madrid

Joint session GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) and EDC (European Deans Council)

Invited speakers:
RAI (Real Academia de la Ingeniería): Javier Pérez de Vargas
UGC (University Global Coalition): Stefano Battilosi, (UC3M)

GEDC Diversity Award presentation:
Siemens presentation: Dora Smith, Siemens
George Mason University presentation: Kenneth Ball, George Mason University

Award finalists presentations:
Eva Cheng Eva, Director, Women in Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, ‘STEM x’ supporting engagement and inclusion from the elementary school classroom to ‘Lucy’ university-industry student mentoring
Leticia Almaguer and Patricia Jacques, Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Patrones Hermosos (Beautiful Patterns)
María Gabriela Mago Ramos, Teacher, Universidad Libre, The Role of the female engineer in Maintenance
presented by: Marshall Sheldon, Elizabeth Croft and Leo Kempel.

The GEDC Diversity Award aims to shine a light on successful projects that inspire students from all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The long-term goal of the award 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 recognized as a driver for innovation and growth. Join the GEDC in celebrating the 2021 Diversity Award Finalists and learn about their important initiatives. The 2021 Diversity Award Recipient will be announced in this session after final deliberation.