Scholars of Excellence
- Awarding grants in presence of Louis Gallois, former EADS CEO and Jean-Michel Blanquer, French General Director for School Education.
In order to help these highly promising young people, the Foundation decided to establish - under the leadership of Louis Gallois, formerly EADS CEO and honorary chairman of the Foundation - grants for excellence to encourage pupils and students to strive for career opportunities in science.
With a budget of €2 million, this initiative will permit to 80 Scholars of Excellence to benefit from this assistance – a support that will continue for ten years for the youngest among them.
For further information on EADS Foundation grants click here.
“Imagine the Transport of the Future” contest
- 2010 kick-off of "Imagine the Transport of the Future" contest in La Cité de Sciences in Paris.
The Imagine the Transport of the Future contest is aimed at teenagers from 12 to 15 years old and mainly from areas targeted for special support in education.
Their mission: to design a transportation means for the future as real engineers do.
To help them in their research, the classes are invited to visit EADS sites and are supported by students and EADS ambassadors.
This operation ultimately aims to nurture scientific and engineering vocations by rekindling young students' interest in science, by making it fun.
For more information about this contest, please go to the contest website.
- The Flight Book awarded to high school students by Jean Botti, EADS Foundation President and Chief Technical Officer.
How do airplanes fly? What do satellites do? How do you control a helicopter? What happens when a plane takes off or lands? Will we be able to travel to other planets one day?
These are just some of the fascinating aerospace questions that are answered in this book, published by the EADS Corporate Foundation.
The inspiration behind Flight Book is to share with you the passion of the thousands of people at EADS and around the world who make flying in airplanes and helicopters possible, who help monitor the environment through satellite technology and who, with their ideas, lift men and women into space.
Check out our eBook!
Aeronautical industry heritage
- Refurbishing of an Helicopter by students.
EADS’s commitment to nurturing scientific culture through education and protecting the heritage of aeronautics are at the heart of the helicopter Alouette II students restoration project from the French Aristide Briand High School, located in the socially disadvantaged area of Blanc-Mesnil near Paris.
The support of the EADS Foundation permitted the creation of this high school BTEC National diploma with a focus on aeronautical maintenance.
The young pupils worked in collaboration with engineers and technicians from Eurocopter La Courneuve and the volunteers from the association les Alouettes and Aerospatiale Matra Patrimoine EADS. They dismantled the helicopter, sandblasted and cleaned the blades, turbine and cockpit and painted it.
This project specifically provided an opportunity to build a bridge between two generations from different backgrounds and - hopfully - to foster an interest in the aerospace industry.