Congratulations to Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor of Aston University and Patron of the Engineering Professors’ Council on the award of the Leonardo da Vinci Medal by the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI). The medal is awarded annually to an individual for an outstanding contribution to Engineering Education. Professor King received the medal at the recent SEFI Conference, which was recently hosted by the University of Birmingham , under the theme ‘Educating Engineers for Global Competitiveness’. Professor King, received the award from Professor Kamel Hawwash of the University of Birmingham, who is the current President of SEFI and a committee member of the Engineering Professors’ Council.
Commenting on the award, Professor Hawwash said “SEFI is delighted to award this prestigious medal to Professor Dame Julia King. She is only the second female engineer to have received this honour and joins 28 other winners of the medal including , Mr. Jacques Delors (France), Sir Monty Finniston (United Kingdom), Sir Robert Telford (United Kingdom), H.R.H. Prince Friso van Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Konrad Osterwalder, Rector of the United Nations University (Switzerland), Mr. Luis Ingnacio Lula da Silva (former President of Brazil) and last year in Leuven the astronaut and great ambassador for STEM Dr. Franck De Winne (Belgium)”.