Renetta Tull selected as one of three finalists for GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

Renetta Tull, associate vice provost for graduate student development and postdoctoral affairs, has been selected as one of three finalists for the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. Dr. Tull has been invited to present her work and ideas to a jury of experts at the annual GEDC conference in Adelaide, Australia on November 30, 2015.

Dr. Tull has been recognized for her work on initiatives to drive inclusiveness and diversity in the STEM fields, including her leadership with the PROMISE Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program aimed at increasing the numbers of future engineering faculty from underrepresented groups.

Learn more about Renetta Tull’s work and #ThinkBigDiversity through her blog, and watch the GEDC Airbus Group video announcing the finalists:


The finalists have been selected for their proven demonstration of initiatives that have the potential to be replicated in other areas nationally and internationally, as well as for their passion for engineering and creating positive change in the industry. The three finalists were selected out of a total of 29 candidates from 13 countries.

The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) is an international network of engineering deans working to advance engineering education, research and service. The organization notes, “The importance of diversity and inclusion in the engineering education community is a consistent theme in the GEDC’s conversations on improving the quality of engineering and engineering education.” Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, and is a corporate member of the GEDC.