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1. GlobalEngineer: IFEES-GEDC February Bulletin

1. GlobalEngineer: IFEES-GEDC February Bulletin

In the February issue of GlobalEngineer, we bring you the latest news from the global engineering education community, overviews of recent events as well as a comprehensive list of upcoming events, and recommended media. Our featured articles include cognitive science and teaching, Austria's approach to training new engineers and a look at a new collaborative university between China and Israel.

2. Bid from Chile Selected for GEDC 2019

2. Bid from Chile Selected for GEDC 2019

GEDC leadership selected the bid by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to host GEDC 2019. This will be the first time the GEDC stand-alone conference is in South America.

3. BIRDS Satellite Project Receives the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

3. BIRDS Satellite Project Receives the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

The winning project, from the Kyushu Institute of Technology, trains graduate students from developing countries to execute a satellite project and aims to equip them with the necessary skills to establish a sustainable space program in their home countries.

4. 2017 GEDC Election Results

4. 2017 GEDC Election Results

Members have voted for the GEDC's next Secretary/Treasurer and to fill six spots on the GEDC Executive Committee. Elected leaders assumed their positions during the GEDC General Assembly on October 12.

5. A New Home: George Mason University to Host the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat

5. A New Home: George Mason University to Host the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat

IFEES has signed an MoU with George Mason University (Fairfax, USA) that will relocate the IFEES-GEDC Secretariat to the Volgenau School of Engineering, where Ken Ball, a key facilitator in the transition, serves as dean. The Secretariat anticipates completing the transition from its current location at Marquette University during the last quarter of 2017.

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Welcome from the Chair!

Natacha DePaola
Natacha DePaola
GEDC Chair

The current challenges faced by humanity have no geographical or cultural boundaries, and engineers hold the key for innovative sustainable solutions. The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) provides an excellent vehicle for engineering deans to network across the globe towards sharing knowledge and building on new partnerships that will leverage on combined strengths to address the complex global and local challenges we are all facing today. 

With a membership of over 550 engineering deans from five continents and our fast growing partnerships with industry and multilateral organizations, the GEDC continues its focus and commitment to support its members in the further development of leadership skills and opportunities to share best practices in areas of institutional management, curriculum development, corporate and public engagement, and inter-institutional educational and research partnerships.

In October 2017, hosted by McMaster University, we held the GEDC annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. An outstanding program that included a workshop in change management and group...

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November 12-16, 2018

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