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MCEDC Digest - April 23 , 2018
Program Announcements
Two EDC Interviews Online

EDC PhD student Nicollette Laroco shares her thoughts on her research, bioenergy and bioresource recovery, her experience with Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI) and more.


Professor Dr. Amy Javernick-Will, recent Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, discusses many aspects of construction and infrastructure in the context of disaster recovery. She also talks about why diversity is important in these discussions and why meetings in cafes can be more effective than formal meetings.  
Last EDC Social of the Year
Thurs., April 16, 2018 at 5pm
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd

This is a great opportunity to connect with EDC students and hang out in a more relaxed environment! EDC will buy appetizers, and drinks are on you. Email Emily Moore with any questions.
On-Campus Events
Crash Course in Open Research & Publishing
Wed. April 25, 2018, 1-2pm
Norlin Library E206

This workshop will provide tools, motivations and inspiration for how to publish and disseminate your research openly. Learn how to get started on the right foot in your publishing path. Read more and register online.
Planning for Finals: Organizing & Prep
Wed. April 25, 3-3:50pm & 4-4:50pm
Norlin Library E303

Overwhelmed? Get on track to succeed. 
Engineering Projects Expo 2018
Fri. April 27, 3-5pm
Coors Event Center

Explore amazing new inventions and technologies created by more than 125 teams of CU Engineering seniors and graduate students at this 
Job Search Help
Do You Have What It Takes to be COP?
Wed. April 25, 2018 at 10am

Ever wondered what it takes to become a Chief of Party? From coordinating with donors, to providing overall project guidance, this position can be challenging but also enriching. Two previous COPs from USAID and CARE USA will share the ins and out of what it takes to succeed in this job. Register for the free webinar.
9 tips on how to market yourself
Siobhan Brooks, senior recruitment specialist at Tetra Tech, share her tips - including ways to make yourself searchable and leverage your unique selling point. +Read more
Conferences and Calls
Implications of Technology for People & Planet
Submit 30 second video by Fri, April 27, 2018

What exciting new technologies do you think might be available in the next 10-20 years, and how do you think they might change your life? Are there any new technologies that worry you or that you think could harm humanity or the planet? How can we better evaluate the potential harm and benefits to ensure that emerging technology leaves no one behind? For more information! Videos will be shared at the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development in Geneva on May 14-18, 2018.
WASH Symposium - Save the Date
Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, 8am-3pm
Posner Center, Denver
Registration Opens July 2018
Funding Opportunities
Fulbright Student Awards Applications Now Open
Tue. Oct. 9, 5pm ET - Deadline

Current CU students who wish to apply for a Fulbright should contact Deborah Viles. CU Students should apply through the campus Fulbright program. Learn more about the award and  on the Fulbright website.
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
6 tips for combating corruption from the experts
Representatives from the World Bank, business, technology companies, media and law enforcement discussed ways that they can work together to combat corruption.  +Read more
How to encourage more female staff in disaster response
A recent report from ActionAid and CARE International explores seven major challenges that women in surge roles face. From dealing with menstruation to building confidence and evenly dividing domestic duties in shared living quarters, the report's authors share advice for women, men and organizations to better support women in disaster response.  +Read more
New tech revolutionizes fight against old diseases
Using smartphones customized to work like a microscope, communities are able to more effectively treat for river blindness and avoid medication-induced complications for those with the loa loa parasite.  +Read more
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