MCEDC Digest, January 16th , 2017
Program News & Announcements

Welcome to Spring Semester 2017

We are pleased to have you joining us for another great semester of Engineering for Developing Communities information, events, and collaborations.

EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Social This Week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:00 to 6:00 pm
Fate Brewing Company, 1600 38th St, Boulder
This week's EDC Social is at Fate Brewing Company. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with EDC friends after break, get to know new folks, and hang out in a relaxed environment!  The Mortenson Center will buy appetizers, and drinks are on you! (All ages are welcome in the venue). 
Photo Directory - EDC Students

The EDC student directory is now live with those individuals who submitted information.  If you'd like to be added, please send an email with the following information to MCEDC,

1) a photo of you - professional headshot if possible
2) your name, MS or PhD student, research/topic area?
3) your email or LinkedIn profile if you want it to be public
4)  short bio
Photographs are not public directory information, so we can't add you the directory unless you actively request to be added. Questions? Contact   Robyn

WASH Symposium Planning Meetings

The WASH Symposium   is a two-day event that brings together academics, practitioners, students, and community members to discuss relevant topics in water, sanitation, and hygiene globally. It's an entirely student-driven event and the planning starts now! Students interested in helping with the event planning should email Matt Bentley ( ) with any questions.
EDC Student Group Resources

List of Grants and Fellowships on the EDC Google Drive - click here.

Spin Research Database through CU - click here

Devex Career Account - click here
All current EDC students were emailed a link on 9/14/16.  If you didn't get the private link, contact Robyn Sandekian at

EDC calendar - click here
EDC Student Contact List on Google Drive - add your info! -  link to this was shared with the EDC student list serv on 9/16/16 .
Other Local Events
Become a Journey Leader
New Student and Family Programs is recruiting students to serve as a 2017 Journey Leader (JL).  The Journey Leader position is a new volunteer leadership experience on campus and these leaders work with new students and their families throughout their transition to the University of Colorado, Boulder.  
Learn more by visiting  their website  or contact the Program Coordinator,  James Kelly, directly .  Applications close on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Development Dialogue

January 24th
Noon to 1:30pm
Posner Center IEEE Classroom, 1031 33rd St, Denver

Join co-facilitators Ben Hubbard and Karin Wedig in a discussion regarding the transition from the Obama era to a new Trump administration. What does this community of development professionals need to know?

Learn more and RSVP online.
EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker

A recording of this Devex webinar is available. Just login using your university membership/Career Account. 

All current EDC students are eligible to sign up for a Career Account at no cost to you (the Mortenson Center is paying the subscription fee).  If you have not yet signed up, but would like to do so, please contact Robyn Sandekian at
Call for Papers:
International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

Abstract submission deadline: January 26th

This event offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.  Find more information on their website and get details on how to submit your paper here.
EDC Conference Travel Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. To apply, check out the link on the MCEDC Resources website .  You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities for conference presentations.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Volunteer Production Manager Position Available

SPOUTS of Water has just announced a volunteer (expenses paid) production manager position available in Uganda for a water filter production manager. For job duties and application details, click  here.
World Bank Summer Internship

Applications deadline is January 31st

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunit to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. The Bank Group pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses.  Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are located in Washington, D.C.  Learn more...


CSA Fellowships

Application deadline is January 31st.
The Climate Strategies Accelerator has launched an open call for its 2017 Oil Breakthrough Lab, which is focused on ideas that end the age of oil. They're looking for social, cultural, and political solutions that reimagine transit systems, water use, land rights, financial markets, consumer behavior, and more -- any idea that stands to dramatically cut oil use.  Check out the website learn more or apply:
Shadhika Intern Position

Shadhika provides funding and support to women-led, locally controlled non-profits in Indai working to empower at-risk girls.  The organization is seeking an unpaid intern to work with their Program Committee at the Posner Center.  Job Description
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