MCEDC Digest - Nov. 26 , 2018
Program News
EDC Students Present at UNC Water Conference

CU Boulder was represented at this year's UNC Water and Health Conference by more than twenty current and former students and faculty, and were one of the largest contingents of any organization at the conference. PhD students Katie Chambers, Allie Davis, James Harper, Kimmy Pugel and Nick Valcourt all presented their on-going research, while MCEDC Director Evan Thomas took part in a session about his work with USAID's Lowlands WASH and Kenya RAPID projects. The group was also joined by a number of CU students seeking out potential speakers for CU's own CO WASH Symposium in March, 2019. 
EDC Students Visit the Posner Center

On Nov. 9, the EDC Student Group took a tour of the Posner Center in Denver. The tour gave students a first-hand look into the collaborative spaces that are home to many international development organizations in CO. Students learned about the history, vision, and approach to international development of the Posner Center. After the tour, students met with CU Alum and employee of iDE, Max Churchfield, to learn more about the work iDE does and ways to start a career in international development. 
CU Events
Learn About Engineering Employment Trends
Tue. Nov. 27, 2018, 2:00pm presentation, 3:00pm Q&A
DLC Collaboratory

The Engineering Career Services team will discuss how engineering employment trends impact students and what the process looks like for students engaging with a career development adviser in advance of seeking employment. 
ENVS Two-week Course In Brazil
Two weeks in May, 2019

This Global Intensive course titled Sustainability In Brazil will be available in Spring 2019. It will focus on integrated leadership for environmental governance and climate change, livelihood development, cultural preservation, law, policy development and more. Students will work with professors and students from Brazil on applied, case study projects. The class is three credits. Learn more.
Job & Funding Opportunities
Two Jobs at RCAC

Rural Development Specialist
Apply A.S.A.P.

The Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is hiring a Rural Development Specialist to work in the Agua4All program, assisting schools to provide access to safe drinking water and encouraging consumption of water among school-aged children. This is a full-time junior-level position based in CA. Learn more and apply.

Rural Development Specialist - Drinking Water & Waste Water
Apply A.S.A.P.

This position at RCAC provides technical, managerial, and financial assistance to small, disadvantaged community water and waster water systems and colonias, so that they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to communities. This is a full-time, junior-level position based in Yuma, AZ. Learn more and apply.
Tenure Track Faculty Position at USF
Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 - Application screening begins

The University of South Florida is seeking a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Sustainability at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A PhD in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related discipline is required. The expected start date is Aug. 2019. 
Smith College Visiting Assistant Professor 
Mon. Dec. 3, 2018 - Review of applications begins

Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure track, three-year, non-renewable positions in both Environmental Science and Policy and Statistical and Data Sciences. These position will begin July 1, 2019, and will be in Northampton, MA. Smith College is the largest women's college in the country. Learn more and apply.
Data Assistant at Water For People
Fri. Dec. 7, 2018, 5pm - Application deadline

Water For People (WFP) is currently recruiting a Data Assistant. This position is based at WFP's headquarters in Denver, CO. Bachelor's or Master's students with an awareness of water and sanitation challenges in developing countries are encouraged to apply This is a temporary, part-time position. Learn more and apply.
Burn Design Lab Long-term Internships 
Jan. 2019 - Positions begin

Burn Design Lab , a non-profit based in Vashon Island, WA is currently hiring for three long-term positions: a Mechanical Design Engineer Internship, a Materials Science/Engineering Internship and a Grant Writing and Development Internship. Learn more and apply.
Tribal & Very Small Systems
Tue. Nov. 27, 2018, noon-1:00pm

In this webinar, part of the EPA's Small System Webinar Series, you will learn about the work that the National Tribal Water Center has done in partnership with Tribes to address water and sanitation concerns. The second topic will focus on results from research conducted in Puerto Rico on low-cost water treatment technologies, including biosand and rapid sand filters, and ultraviolet disinfection systems. Register.
In-field black carbon emissions of Liquid, Gas, & High-performing Biomass Stoves
Wed. Nov. 28, 2018, 7:00am

This webinar will look at two research studies in Nepal and Rwanda and examine how higher performing stoves and fuels can potentially reduce the climate impacts from black carbon. The studies conducted by Clean Cooking Alliance and funded by the Climate & Clean Air Coalition. Register. or Watch Later.
#GlobalDevWomen Leadership Week

Explore the articles and opinion pieces from industry leaders all devoted to closing the gender leadership gap. Devex takes a deep dive into the factors contributing to the gap and practical steps organizations can take to improve.
Bill Gates poses next to human POO to show off his 'reinvented' toilet
Reinvented Toilet Expo in Bejing 
Bill Gates poses next to human POO to show off his 'reinvented' toilet.
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