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MCEDC Digest - April 2 , 2018
Program Announcements
Nominations Open for New EDC Student Representative

Nominate yourself to act as a conduit between students and the MCEDC Leadership team. The rep will attend weekly, one-hour Leadership Team meetings, and be active in programming development and implementation. Nominees should plan to be on campus during their elected time period. Respond here!
Katie Chambers Receives RIO Seed Grant

 Graduate student Katie Chambers along with Professor Sherri Cook were awarded the 2018 Research & Innovation (RIO) Seed Grant for their project, "Resilient and Sustainable Sanitation Systems: Characteristics, Links and Barriers." The seed grant will provide funding to evaluate the social, economic, and technical characteristics of resilient sanitation systems and integrate this work with existing sustainability research to develop strategies and recommendations to increase access to, and long-term performance of, sanitation systems. 
Kaitlin Mattos Awarded Arcadis Scholarship

Kaitlin Mattos has been selected as the 2018-19 Arcadis Scholarship recipient from the American Water Works Association. This award provides support to a masters or doctoral candidate seeking a degree in water with potential to provide leadership in the water service industry and pursuit of graduate work advancing the science and engineering of drinking water. Mattos is working on her PhD in Environmental Engineering and EDC with Karl Linden, working with small communities in Alaska. 
Kimberly Pugel Heads Back to the U.N.

EDC student Kimberly Pugel is the Technology Focal Point for the Financing for Development Working Group, a part of the U.N. Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). In January, she presented at the U.N. Economic and Social Council Youth Forum. Pugel is now prepping for the MGCY's participation in the Science, Technology and Innovation Multi-Stakeholder Forum in June. The focus of Pugel's PhD work with Amy Javernick-Will is SDG 6, ensuring "access to water and sanitation for all."   Read more.
EDC 2.0 Assessment Efforts Wrapping Up

During the past academic year, the MCEDC leadership team has surveyed alumni, current students, and board members regarding experiences and expectations of our program and what changes might be necessary to move forward into our second decade. Robyn Sandekian will produce a report using this data with recommendations by mid-April. 

Look for a scheduling survey coming soon for the town hall meeting that will likely be held the week of April 9-13.
Development Breakfast Discussion
Fri., April 6, 2018 at 9am
Le Peep, 2525 Arapahoe Ave

This week we will be discussing the article Coping with Curfew: How 5 expat aid workers manage their restricted lives. The link to the article is in the News section at the bottom of the digest. Contact  Caleb Cord with questions.
On-Campus & Local Events
Graduate Student Appreciation Week  
Kick-off Breakfast with Dean Ann Schmiesing with giveaways and gallery tours
  
Mon., April 2, 2018 at 8-10am in CU Boulder Museum of Natural History, BioLounge
Aromatherapy, games, giveaways & tea bar
   Tues., April 3, 2018 at 12-3pm, Health Hut - UMC Fountain
Free Coffee (Mention "grad appreciation to get your free cup")
  Wed., April 4, 2018 at 7am-midnight, Laughing Goat at Norlin Library
  OR 8am-4pm at SEEC Cafe
Graduate Professional Headshots
  Thurs., April 5, 2018 at 10am-3pm, Regent 252, south entrance
UGGS Social
  Fri., April 6, 2018 at 5:30pm, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd
Global Engineering and Science for a Small Planet
Tues., April 3, 2018 at 12-1pm
GCF-LEEP Lab in SEEC

As we enter the first half of the 21st century, science and engineering must embrase a new mission statement - to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world. So what should be the body of knowledge of scientists and engineers interest in working in a global setting and making the world a better place for all? Join the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force as Professor Bernard Amadei provides an overview of some of his work. Lunch is provided! For more information
Free Headshots
Tue. April 3, 4-5:30pm
Koelbel Building: Leeds School of Business, S115

A professional headshot can help you land a job. Get yours free. 
Support Kyle Thompson, EDC Student
PhD Defense, Evaluating treatment approaches for sustainable reuse of greywater, wastewater, and stormwater
Fri., April 6, 2018 at 3pm in SEEL 303

The objectives of this dissertation were to (1) compare the environmental sustainability of novel sorbents for micropollutant removal from wastewater effluent, (2) evaluate chemical, biological, and physical treatment methods for greywater nonpotable reuse, and (3) study the effectiveness of conventional drinking water treatment for potable reuse of greywater, stormwater, wastewater effluent, and blends. Full details
Conference on World Affairs Schedule Released!
April 9-13, 2018

Of the over 200 events, including panels, keynotes, performances, and film screenings, MANY events are relevant to EDC students! See the full schedule of events here, or Amber's highlighted version with events relevant to our sector!
Special Opportunities 
Permaculture For Resilience
A Design Certification Course for People Working In International Development
April 29-May 12, 2018

This course is designed for people working with NGOs, government organizations or who are community organizers. Permaculture is a design science with a systems-approach to consciously design landscapes, human settlements and smallholder farming systems by mimicking natural eco-systems. This course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification through the Permaculture Research Institute. Full details
Changemaker Challenge
Tue. May 31, 2018 - Application Deadline

Ashoka has partnered with T-Mobile to launch the Changemaker Challenge to identify and highlight groups of young people with innovative ideas and projects that positively impact their communities. The opportunity is for those ages 23 and younger and you must apply with at least one other team member. New ideas and pre-existing projects are both welcome. Winning teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle for a two-day intensive Changemaker Lab workshop. 
Conferences
5th Annual Internationalization Summit
What's With A Border?  International Engagement in a Troubled World
Fri. April 13, 2018 at the  University of Denver

This summit will focus on conversations and learning about the current cultural and global contexts affecting internationalization and higher education. Register now.
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.
Job Search Help
Ask Devex: A Career Webinar
Wed., April 4, 2018, 10:00am

Register for this webinar to ask questions about how to land your next job. Your questions will be discussed live and advice will be given on current hiring trends and leveraging Devex as a job resource.
Questions about your CV?
The Global development sector is unlike any other, and the path to your dream job isn't always straightforward. The sector is highly competitive with employers looking for specific skillsets and experience. 

A successful job search starts with a stand-out CV, but the usual formatting norms don't apply! The project-based nature of the sector means you may have a lot of experience -- but you still need to present it in a CV without taking up pages or overwhelming recruiters. If you're in the middle of a career transition, check out how to write your CV and make sure you avoid these 5 common global development CV mistakes.
Career Opportunities & Calls
Volunteer Internship with EPA's Office of Water 

This position is on the EPA Water Policy Staff working to address extreme weather and its effects on EPA water programs, communities and ecosystems. More about the job.
Programme Manager
You would be responsible for (1) implementation of large, multi-country multi-stakeholder programmes and (2) development and creation of new Simavi programmes. Learn more.

Director Business Development
You would be responsible for (1) development and creation of new Simavi programmes, (2) identify, raise and manage programme funding, (3) maintain networks and partnerships and facilitate appropriate communication, and (4) strengthen and support Simavi's capacity to manage and develop innovative programmes. Learn more.
Technical & Quality Manager at Jibu

Jibu is a social enterprise that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs in underserved emerging market communities, with water as an anchor product. The job will be based in their Kampala, Uganda office. Learn more.
Call For Papers: Green Transformation & Competitive Advantage

The German Development Institute has issued a call for papers for the Green Transformation and Competitive Advantage: Evidence from Developing Countries conference. Contributions should directly or indirectly be relevant to policy  formulation and implementation and reflect upon political-economy aspects  that may facilitate or hamper implementation. Papers should address g reening technological trajectories and new, competitive advantages and/or national green policies and early mover advantages. Learn more.
News Briefing
How significant is the gender leadership gap in development?
Quantum Impact found significant gaps in female leadership across the development industry. Compared to female leadership in other sectors, such as the tech sector, the development sector fairs decently well... but that story changes when you look at the gap between women in entry-level positions compared to leadership positions. They outline three ways to fix the gap.  Read More+
Learn more about careers in science diplomacy and international policy
(1) Seek mentors with existing international research collaborations or build your own connections. ( 2) Understand that policy decisions are often made in the absence of complete scientific data and that scientific data are one of many considerations in complex negotiations. (3) International diplomacy rests on informed advocacy. (4) Be flexible and creative in seeking training opportunities  Read More+
Coping with curfew: How 5 expat aid workers manage their restricted lives
Although most people say they know what to expect when accepting a post in a conflict zone, many told Devex that the early curfew coupled with other constraints does take a toll - and requires a vast suite of coping mechanisms.  Read More+
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