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MCEDC Digest - March 12 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
EDC Social This Week
Fri., March 16, 2018 at 5pm
Reuben's, 1800 Broadway

This is a great opportunity to connect with EDC students, get to know each other, and hang out in a more relaxed environment! EDC will buy appetizers, and drinks are on you. Email Emily Moore with any questions.
Fulbright Informational Sessions
Mon., March 12, 2018 at 4-5pm
Norlin S421

If you are unavailable, the same session will also be held on Wed., April 4, 4:30-5:30pm and Tues., April 24, 5-6pm

The Fulbright cycle for 2019-20 is open. Many graduate students apply for Fulbrights to fund their thesis or dissertation research for an academic year. Attend one of these sessions to learn more about the application process.
Student Essay & Video Contest
Thurs., March 15, 2018: Submission Deadline

Students are invited to share their perspective on diversity in engineering teams by submitting an essay or video to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) contest. Essay should be 300-500 words and video is 3-5 min. All submissions must be original and not previously published. First place: $275. Learn more. 
A Different Kind of Spring Break
Applications still open

Alternative Breaks sends teams of CU Boulder student volunteers across the country to help address social and environmental justice issues. This year's focus is: disaster relief, homelessness and poverty, environmental restoration and working at a camp with children impacted by HIV and Aids. Apply here. 
Nationalism vs. Globalism Debate
Mon. April 2, 2018 at 6:30pm
Macky Auditorium

This debate and discussion will feature former Mexican President Vicente Fox and Brexit architect Nigel Farage. Get student tickets for $5
2018 Better Boulder Day of Service
Sat. April 14, 2018

The Volunteer Resource Center invites students to participate in a longstanding CU tradition. This one-day service learning opportunity consists of various social and environmental justice projects throughout the Boulder community. Sign up by April 8th before slots fill for the projects you are interested in. 
Humanitarian Engineering Symposium
Fri. April 20, 2018, 10am-2pm
MSU Denver Campus

The Humanitarian Engineering Club at Metro State University is hosting this symposium for the first time. The goal is to bring together engineering students and faculty from the region to share their work in the area of humanitarian engineering. The are accepting abstracts which are due March 30th. Send to heclub@msudenver.edu  Further details and to register.
Webinars & Online Courses
Behavior Change Global Webinar Series
Tues., March 13, 2018 at 6am

The first webinar in this series will outline the global state of hygiene, theory behind what drives behavior change and what works vs. what doesn't. Dr. Om Prasad Gautam (Senior WASH Manager, WaterAid UK) and Ben Tidwell (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) present the Behavior Centered Design approach will also be introduced, focusing on the first step, Assess. The next webinar will cover the remaining steps. Register for free.
FREE MOOC: Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges
Starts March 22, 2018 for 5 weeks

The University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and the Social Development Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research developed this course to build capacity on sustainable water resource management, and provide a solid understanding of water governance within the SDGs. The course also introduces key technologies and techniques to build water resilience, and explores the interactions between the water-energy-food nexus and climate change. Register for free.
FREE Online Course: Global Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Pathway

This online course has been designed to provide an in-depth overview of Disaster Risk Reduction Management to humanitarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge. In addition to presenting the standard frameworks, it introduces new thinking on vulnerability and risk, resilience and urban context. (5.5 hours total) Register for free.
Employment Opportunities
BURN - Chief Technical Officer

BURN manufactures and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world and they are looking for a CTO.  Job Details
M&E Intern at One Earth Future
March 2018 - Target start date

The Impact, Learning and Accountability department seeks a full-time, paid intern for three months in Broomfield, CO.  More information. 
Funding Opportunities
Graduate Fellowship in Community Based Research
Application open March 28 - April 23, 2018

CU Boulder doctoral students who will be in their 2nd-6th years during the 2018-19 academic year are eligible to apply. This fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. See the website for requirements, compensation and to apply
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
Networking: 6 tips to do it right
With global development professionals always on the lookout for ways to find new funding opportunities, share resources, bring in extra expertise, and partner with other organizations, networking is a skill worth developing. And networking is an important part of your job search strategy. As employers ramp up their recruitment efforts in the first few months of the new year, here are some Devex tips on networking.
The development industry has a sexual harassment problem. Here's how to combat it.
Intimidation and harassment by a coworker or supervisor - resulting in discomfort and work disruption, and possibly transferring or quitting altogether - is sadly common in international development. Quantum Impact weighs in on how leaders can combat sexual harassment in an organization and make the workplace safer for staff.
Bipartisan bill, introduced on Feb. 28, could be a landmark piece of legislation, altering the US development landscape 
for years or decades to come. The Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD Act) would create a new agency combining the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the several private sector-oriented parts of USAID, as well as expand US development finance capabilities. The new agency will have the ability to make equity investments, have a higher spending cap, and have a grantmaking facility for project development and technical assistance. The proposal has been welcomed, even as some of the exact details are questioned.
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