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MCEDC Digest, Jan. 8 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
2018 Graduate Fellowship Applications
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

Current EDC students may apply for fellowships for the Spring 2018 semester using the form found on this page. Applications are due by 11:59pm, Fri. Jan. 12, 2018 and we expect awards will be made before spring tuition bills are due on Feb. 5, 2018. However, awards are now processed through the Office of Financial Aid so students are responsible for ensuring that their bills are paid on-time in case this award is not posted before deadline.
EDC Student James Harper Presents at TEDx View our videos on YouTube

Current PhD student James Harper spoke at the TEDx YorkSchool event about "The Human Side of Development.  What happens when a mechanical engineer decides he no longer wants to build weaponized drones for the military? James shares his transformation into an engineer designing solutions to support the developing world. 
Exciting Outcomes from ANTH 4180

Graduate student Michael Tarbert, an EDC student mentor, assisted with teams and helped introduce systems thinking and useful technological tools that relate to anthropology.  Student teams created deliverables that included partner organizations African Community Center, Seeds of South Sudan and United Nations association. Additionally one student, Keaton Crawford, joined the New Venture challenge and is designing a refugee-oriented social business called "ReRock" that focuses on making jewelry out of recycled guitar strings.  
Events & Webinars
Catalyzing Advocacy in Science & Engineering Workshop
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research is hosting a competition to send two CU Boulder students to Washington, DC to attend the AAAS workshop on Mar 18-21, 2018. During the workshop students will learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Applicants must submit a one-page statement explaining the importance of the workshop to their career.  Full details.
Performance for Resilience with 
Beth Osnes
January 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Boulder Book Store

CU Boulder associate professor of theatre, discusses Shine, a musical performance she created that weaves together climate science and artistic expression. Enjoy the funny and powerful story and discover how to use this resource with youth and in classrooms. FREE.  More info.
Non-credit Language Classes
Beginning week of Jan. 29, runs for ten weeks

Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) will offer French, Italian, Spanish and Swahili in the spring 2018 semester. These classes are for enrichment only and the cost is substantially subsidized. Learn more.

Meet Avery Bang-EDC Alumna & CEO of Bridges to Prosperity
January 27, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Engineering alum are invited to the museum to first see the IMAX production of Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World, a film that examines engineering feats around the world. Afterward, you'll will meet Avery and have the opportunity to hear her inspiring engineering story. A lunch buffet is included as is access to explore the entire museum after the event. $21/adults, $17/kids.  Register here. 
Registration Open for REHABEND 2018 Euro American Congress
May 15-18, 2018 

The event will take place in Caceres, Spain. (Official languages are English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.) REHABEND 2018 continues the series of international events that have taken place since 2006. There will be 350 papers presented by professionals and researches from 41 countries.  Information/Registration   (English translation at the bottom)
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunity

CU Boulder has partnered with the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre to place graduate students in locations in eastern & southern Africa each summer. This collaborative program targets improvements in environmental communication and adaptation decision making as well as disaster prevention and preparedness in the humanitarian sector. More info or Submit your application
Open Access Fund
The University Libraries support the goal of making CU Boulder research findings immediately and freely available worldwide via publication in open access journals. Current CU faculty, staff & students may request funding up to $2,000 per fiscal year to pay for article-processing or publishing fees for full open access journals. Learn More.
Position with WASH Field Trial in Mozambique

Emory University is seeking a candidate with advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques to manage a complex NIH-funded randomized trial on the health impacts of a large community water supply project in Mozambique. They are looking for an independent researcher with extensive field experience who will coordinate field efforts and contribute intellectually to the project. Apply to the post doc position. Apply to the staff position. 
Misk Grand Challenges

Misk Grand Challenges launches new challenges every 6 months, which offer 100 young innovators a grant of $100,000 to develop their ideas into concrete proof of concept. The two current challenges are Global Citizenship and Education. This challenge is about testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals. Read more.
Student Volunteer Intern
Spring 2018, Washington DC

The Millennium Challenge (MCC) Corporation is recruiting in their Department of Policy and Evaluation for various positions related to policy and program evaluation of MCC countries. For example, positions include policy research; selection, eligibility & policy performance; threshold; economic analysis; and monitoring & evaluation.  Complete details
Translation of Spanish Technical Documents
Please contact Trena Moya if you are  interested.
PhD Position on Fecal Sludge Management
Business Project Manager
Location: Tamale, Ghana Apply here
Calls & Conferences
Looking for a Summer Conference to Attend?

For the first time the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference will be held in the US on June 3-6, 2018 in Glassboro, NJ. This prestigious event brings together some of the world's leading experts in sustainability, engineering education and environmental stewardship.  Learn more.
Save the Date: Internationalization Summit
Fri, April 13, 2018 at the University of Denver

Theme: "What's with a border? Inter/national engagement in a troubled world." Given the rise of insular and nationalistic movements and rhetoric around various regions in the world this is a timely focus for current cultural and global contexts affecting internationalization and higher education. Complete details
Traveling for Conference Presentations or Research?
Conferences Presentations: If you are presenting EDC-relevant work at a conference, a pply on the  MCEDC Resources website  for small travel grants. On the website  you can also find links to other department, college, and campus funding opportunities.

Research:  If you are conducting graduate research in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Latin America, apply for the Boren Scholarship to travel in the 2018-2019 academic year. Email steven.rose@colorado.edu for details. Application closes in late Jan.
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