MCEDC Digest - Oct. 1 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
EDC Student Presentations 
Mon. Oct 1, 2018, 4-5:15pm 
SEEC S228

EDC students who completed an internship this summer will be giving presentations of their assignments. Ken Wallace and Caleb Cord will present on their internships with International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda at 4:15pm and 4:30pm respectively. Emily Moore will present on her internship with World Vision in Swaziland at 4:45pm.  Future presentations will  take place on Mondays, Oct. 8, 15, and 21. 
 
CU Events
Nerd Night
Mon. Oct. 1, 2018, 7-9:00pm

Outback Saloon
3141 28th St. Boulder

The CU graduate research community is invited to Nerd Night where graduate and postdoctoral scientists explain their work. Three speakers will talk about cellular coffee filters, math donuts, and glacier microbiomes. Email for more info.
Research & Innovation Week
Fri. Oct 5, 2018 - Deadline to apply for Sidewalk Symposium
Mon., Tue., & Fri., Oct. 15, 16 & 19, 2018 - Poster Sessions
Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 - Sidewalk Symposium

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), in collaboration with the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) are calling for individuals from all disciplines to participate in the Sidewalk Symposium during Research & Innovation Week Oct. 15-19, 2018.

Research and Innovation Week is a week-long celebration and showcase of research, scholarship and creative works at CU Boulder. Learn more about applying and participating.
Webinars & Online Courses
RWSN Webinar Series
Tue. Oct. 9, 2018 (runs every Tue. through Nov. 20)  

The first webinar in the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) series is "Taking stock of solar pumping for domestic water supply - O&M in five countries". Register today.
Job & Funding Opportunities
EEF Fall Mini-Grants
Fri. Oct. 19, 2018 - Application Deadline  

Anyone in the College of Engineering and Applied Science can apply for mini-grants of up to $3,000 for projects, education innovation and more. Grants are offered through the Engineering Excellence Fund's (EEF). Submit a proposal.
Assistant Professor in Urban Social-Ecological Systems
Fri. Nov. 30, 2018 - Application review process begins

The Department of Environmental Sciences (ENVS) at Emory University seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Social-Ecological Systems. They are particularly interested in candidates whose work is inter- or multi-disciplinary, especially those with training in the social sciences, broadly defined. Learn more and apply.
Conferences
Peace Engineering Conference

Mon.-Fri., Nov. 12-16, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

The WEEF-GEDC 2018 Peace Engineering Conference, held for the first time in the United States, is the largest engineering education gathering in the world. This conference combines several international conferences such as World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) Conference and 10th Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Conference and unites diverse stakeholders to learn, share and build long-term collaborations in the effort to build a better world through peace engineering. Register today
Calls
International Young Water Professionals Conference Call For Submissions
Mon. Oct.15, 2018 - Submission Deadline
June 23-27, 2019 - Conference

The International Young Water Professionals Conference is an opportunity to highlight how young water professionals, age 35 and below, are making an impact. Scientific Abstracts, Technical Vocational Abstracts and Workshops submissions are welcome. This is the only international event fully dedicated to young water professionals. How to submit.
News
Does Handing Out Cash Do More Good Than Aid Programs?
Things that sound nice don't always work. A new study by USAID that started in Rwanda finds that giving out cash that people can use for the things they want and need could possibly reduce mortality in a way that aid organizations are not. Read the startling findings.
Video
Bill Gates on Africa's population boom and the risk of the US turning inwards
Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report and the Risk of the US Turning Inward

Africa's population is predicted to double by 2050. Bill Gates discusses the recently released Goalkeepers report, which tracks levels of poverty and disease. 

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