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MCEDC Digest - February 19 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
EDC Seminar Series in Full Swing!
We have a great lineup of speakers for our seminar series this month. Check the MCEDC website for the most up-to-date information about speakers, dates, locations, and topics. 
Contaminated food, soil, and objects contribute most to children's ingestion of fecal matter: Evidence from rural Bangladesh 
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 at 12-1pm
SEEL 303 (Lab building, south end of SEEC)

Join Stanford PhD candidate Laura Kwong as she presents the results of a soon-to-be published study quantifying the contribution of individual fecal transmission pathways (e.g., drinking water, food, hands, fomites) to a child's total ingestion of fecal matter. This study may help explain why sanitation interventions have been less successful than expected and inform the design of novel interventions to reduce fecal-oral disease. Learn More
Using monitoring data and systems analysis approaches to improve rural water service delivery in low- and middle-income countries
Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 at 1-2pm
DLC 1B70 (DLC Collaboratory)

Join Ryan Cronk (post-doc at UNC Chapel Hill Water Institute) as he discusses how he analyzed monitoring data from low- and middle-income countries using Bayesian networks (BNs) to explore factors influencing water service availability. His talk will also discuss how he plans to use his future research at the science-policy interface to develop these systems analyses into salient, credible, and legitimate evidence products for decision-makers. Learn More
System-Based Engineering Approaches to Sustainability & Global Challenges 
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 at 12-1pm
SEEL 303 (Lab building, south end of SEEC)

Join U. of South Florida PhD candidate Christy Prouty as she presents how she applies System Dynamics modeling and systems based approaches to international development projects . She will discuss how she used SD to identify strategies that improved the adoption and sustainability of a wastewater-based resource recovery (RR) system that led to a paradigm shift away from a traditional approach to wastewater treatment towards the productive recovery of water, energy and nutrients in Belize. Learn More
Do you still have questions about how to arrange practicum travel?

If you missed both practicum travel meetings or if you attended a meeting but still have questions, please contact Robyn Sandekian (sandekian@colorado.edu) to schedule a personal appointment to discuss specific details of your travel.
CEAE Career & Internship Fair
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 at 10am - 3pm in Idea Forge in the Fleming Building
See list of companies attending.
Sociopolitical Organization of Moche Irrigation Systems on Peru's North Coast
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 at 7pm
Paleontology Hall, CU Museum of Natural History

Join Michele Koons, the curator of archaeology at Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as she discusses the construction sequence, management and maintenance of Moche's advanced irrigation systems distilled from colonial-era Spanish documents. Koons will also explore the irrigation systems' relationship to the politics and power of the Moche culture. Learn More
USA SDG6 Satellite Event
Feb. 26, 2018 at 4:30-7:30pm
Reynolds Meeting Room, 3595 Table Mesa Dr.

In preparation for the World Water Forum (WWF) in Brazil, Water Youth Network wants young people to influence the agenda of the technical and political dialogues. An interactive exercise will be used to determine the official US youth statement to be showcased during the WWF in March. RSVP Now!

Kimmy Pugel, one of your fellow EDC students, will be one of the presenters at this event! 
Webinars & Online Courses
Using network analysis to understand and strengthen WASH systems
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 at 6:30-8am

Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership is using network analysis to better understand the complex interactions and interdependencies of actors in a local WASH system. This webinar will introduce network analysis as a systems tool and present early lessons learned from analyses conducted in Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia. Register for free.
Improving water and energy service delivery with IoT solutions
Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 at 9am

A gap remains between the quality of service that water and energy providers intend to deliver and actual impact over time. "Internet of Things" sensors that measure and report on service delivery may enable improved services. This webinar explores the findings from a longitudinal cohort study of sensors on handpumps in Rwanda, and data from programs in Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia and  Somali regions.  Register for free.
MOOC: The essentials of financial management
Feb. 26 - March 23, 2018

How can you improve financial management and accountability for your program or organization? Join this MOOC to explore the building blocks of effective financial management. It is specially designed for non-finance staff and is an introduction to the Financial Management for Development Professionals certification program. Register for free.
Free Online Course: Environmental Justice
Starts March 12, 2018, runs for 5 weeks

Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environmental management. Learn from UEA's Global Environmental Justice Group. Register for free.
Employment Opportunities
Millennium Challenge Corporation Interns
Application due: March 15, 2018

Student Volunteer Intern Summer 2018 - Dept. of Policy Evaluation

Student Volunteer Intern Summer 2018 - Dept. of Compact Operations
Effective Philanthropy Lab Positions

Collaborate with researchers at Stanford to support the building of tools and knowledge products that can have a transformative impact on the way high net-worth philanthropists direct their resources for social good. Looking for candidates with an interest in conducting applied research and a commitment to improving the practice of philanthropy. Learn More.
Research & Program Manager
Full-time position based in Nairobi, responsible for execution of multiple Aquaya programs. Learn More.

Program Associate - Uganda

Full-time position based in Western Uganda, will manage Aquaya's Monitoring for Safe WAter program activities in Uganda. Learn More.
Funding Opportunities
National Geographic Chasing Genius Competition
Applications close March 5, 2018

Submit a one-minute video describing your idea, the problem it addresses and the solution it provides. You could potentially win $25,000 to turn an innovative idea into reality. Videos are evaluated on innovation, creativity, viability and inspiration. Learn more or you can get advice from a CU student who was a finalist last year.
Graduate School Student Travel Grant
Applications open March 14-15, 2018

The application cycle for travel occurring April 1 - Aug. 31, 2018 will be opening soon! This partial funding is available for graduate students to present research findings at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences. Learn More
Traveling for Conference 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.
News Briefing
Combating racial bias in the workplace

A woman recalls unconscious racial bias she faced in the early stage of her career at the headquarters of a US-based implementer. Quantum Impact follows by outlining how staff, HR leaders, and managers can combat unconscious racial bias and the toxic environment it creates in the workplace.
E-volunteering: Contribute to global development from home

In today's constantly connected world, a new volunteer has emerged: the e-volunteer. From translation and website design, to GIS mapping and engineering, here are the many ways you can e-volunteer and the places where you can find assignments. Read more
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