MCEDC Digest, January 23 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Fellowship Announcements

The MCEDC Leadership Team is reviewing the t wenty Mortenson Graduate Fellowships applications received this year and will make final award decisions on Tuesday, January 24, at our staff meeting.  Applicants should look for an email from Robyn on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning with fellowship award decisions.

EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Seminar This Week!

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:15 to 6:15 pm
Discovery Learning Center, Room DLC 1B70
Join us as we welcome Dana Mortenson, Co-founder and Executive Director of World Savvy.  Dana is a member of the Mortenson Center's External Advisory Board who has dedicated her career to integrating global competence throughout the American education system at the K-12 level. She will speak about global education, international citizenship, & youth development.  If you would like to join Dana for dinner after the talk, please send your name to Robyn Sandekian at Space is limited, so respond quickly!
Development Breakfasts Return

Friday, January 27, 2017
LePeep's at 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Come join us for our first breakfast discussion of the year! Every other week we'll meet up for breakfast to discuss a relevant topic in development. This week's topic will be development and race.  As always, breakfast is covered through by Mortenson Center. See you there!  Note the new time for this semester, designed to accommodate students who have an early morning class! Contact Katie Chambers ( or Michael Reinisch ( if you have questions.
Other Local Events
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.
PeaceCorps Info
Peace Corps Info Session

February 8, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 pm
UMC 425

Join Regional Recruiter and EDC alumnnus Cedar Wolf to learn more about the Peace Corps. 

EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
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.
Conference Scholarships Available for Engineering Sustainability 2017

Engineering Sustainability 2017 has funding available for a limited number of students and junior faculty members (assistant professor level) who wish to attend the conference and have research interests and/or expertise in the broad topic of sustainable engineering.  Funding will be considered up to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant and can include travel, hotel, and registration fees.   Apply 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
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:
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.
Intern for Marshall Direct Fund

Marshall Direct Fund (MDF) is seeking a part-time Program Intern. MDF is a nonprofit that was started in 2007 and provides access to primary and vocational education in Pakistan. Position will average approximately 10 hours per week and is unpaid, located at the Posner Center in Denver. The successful candidate is responsible for assisting with programs, marketing, admin, and development for the organization. Contact for more details because their website is down as of 1/20/2017.
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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