Fe­male stu­dents at­tend Air­bus Lit­tle En­gi­neer work­shop

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More than 30 fe­male stu­dents from the UAE par­tic­i­pated at the Air­bus Lit­tle En­gi­neer work­shop held along­side the Global Women’s Fo­rum in the UAE on 23-24 Fe­bru­ary 2016.

They as­sem­bled a model of the Air­bus A380, the world’s largest pas­sen­ger air­craft, and con­ducted a sim­u­la­tion of a launch mis­sion to space,

The work­shop con­ducted by Air­bus Middle East in part­ner­ship with the UAE Gen­eral Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity (GCAA) aimed to in­stil a pas­sion for sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and en­gi­neer­ing among young girls and to en­cour­age them to pur­sue a ca­reer in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try. De­spite ma­jor ad­vance­ments in gen­der di­ver­sity and ca­reer pro­gres­sion op­por­tu­ni­ties, women are vastly un­der-rep­re­sented in the re­gion’s avi­a­tion and aero­space sec­tors.

Through its cre­ative and hand­son ses­sions, Air­bus Lit­tle En­gi­neer work­shops at the Fo­rum seek to pro­mote an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for aero­space education among young and tal­ented fe­male stu­dents.

To­day more than 2500 stu­dents have ben­e­fit­ted from the Air­bus Lit­tle En­gi­neer work­shops in Middle East and Africa, 50% fe­males.

Fe­male stu­dents learn to assem­ble a model of the Air­bus A380 at the Air­bus Lit­tle En­gi­neer work­shop held along­side the Global Women’s Fo­rum 2016

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