MCEDC Digest, October 10 , 2016
Are You Registered to Vote?

Election day is less than a month away! There may still time to ensure that you are registered to vote either by absentee ballot or at your current address!  Check out this non-partisan website for details on how to get registered or to check your registration status while there's still time (in most states).
Program News & Announcements
Seminar Series: Alan Krause

Wednesday, October 26th
6:15 - 8:00 pm
DLC Collaboratory

Please mark your calendars for our next EDC seminar! We will be hosting Alan Krause, president of MWH Global (part of Stantec) and a distinguished geotechnical engineer and global water leader.

Do you know anyone else who would be a great speaker for the other months this fall?  Please take a moment to fill out their contact info on this spreadsheet. Also, there is a second tab for if you (or a student you know) have an interesting 5-10 minute EDC-related story/experience to share before the speaker. Please email Eric Peterson ( ) with any questions.

EDC Social Media Revamp

MCEDC is in the process of revamping our social media and we'd love content from you!  If you'd like to contribute to the MCEDC blog, please sign up here. We're also looking to showcase student awards, papers, presentations, etc. on other platforms. If you'd like your work to be highlighted -- or want to recommend a fellow EDCer -- please contact Katie Chambers at

Make sure to follow MCEDC on Facebook , Twitter( @mcedc_cu ), Instagram ( mcedc_cu ), and LinkedIn !

FREE Online Course
Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program are re-launching the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) next Monday,  October 17th.

Watch the trailer and find more info  here.
Sign up for the course at their  website .
Devex - Your Guide to a Stand-Out Global Development CV

When it comes to global development CVs, standard advice does not always apply. LeaMond walks through some of the differences in development CVs and how to handle common dilemmas such as numerous short-term consultancies and career gaps between assignments. Check out the  video now!

Have you registered for your   Devex Career Account  yet?  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 Student Group News & Events
Photo Directory

We would love to create a Photo Directory with all of our EDC students on the MCEDC website. Please send an email to Sally Gerster at  with the following.

1) a photo of you - professional headshot if possible
2) your name, MS or PHD student?, research/topic area?
3) your email or linked in profile
4)  short bio about YOU
5) anything else you'd like to share!

Questions? Contact  Sally

Breakfast Discussion @ Le Peep

Friday, October 14
8:30 am
2525 Arapahoe Ave E50

Come out to our fourth breakfast discussion of the year! This week we will be discussing globalization. Please watch  this video to give some background for discussion. If you have any suggestions for future discussions, please let us know  here. See you there!
WASH Symposium Planning Meetings

Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 pm 
CEAE Graduate Student Lounge, Room ECCE 162
(across from the Bechtel computer lab)

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 attend these weekly meetings and email Matt Bentley ( with any questions.
EDC Student Group Resources

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

Check out the  EDC calendar
Add your info on the EDC Student Contact List on Google Drivelink to this was shared with the EDC student list serv on 9/16/16 .
Other Local Events
Americas Latino Eco Festival

October 13-15
Denver, CO

ALEF  is a Latino hosted multicultural event elevating the voices of communities of color and of women in conservation and cultural leadership, fostering collaboration to better tackle environmental problems from many angles, and using arte y cultura to message environmental awareness and shared values. The event will be held in Denver.
Global Health Advanced First Aid Course

October 21-23
Denver, CO

CU's Anschutz Medical Campus is offering this GHAFA course for a discounted price ($395 for TWO people). This three-day, 24-hour program prepares global workers, travelers, and students to identify and respond to common first aid, emergency, and serious medical situations in an international, austere environment. Emphasis is on prevention, assessment, and self-treatment. For more information check out this link or contact Dr. Todd Miner at

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Friday, October 21, 2016
Noon to 1:00pm

Join PhD candidate Wyatt Champion as he discusses Navajo home heating practices and their impacts on indoor air quality and human health.

  Updated!  2016 Fall Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
TEDx Mile Hi - It's About Time

Friday, October 28, 2016
Temple Buell Theatre (Denver)

It's time to explore the triumph, ingenuity, and achievement of our region's brightest women. TEDx will be producing two live sessions of speakers and streaming a session from the TEDWomen 2016 event in San Francisco. So, along with drawing inspiration from local luminaries, you'll hear from a number of TED speakers all in a single day. Learn more and buy tickets at

EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
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.
UNC Water & Health Conference , October 10-14, Chapel Hill, NC

Global HumTech 2016, October 13-16, Phoenix, AZ

Global Health Advanced First Aid, October 21-23, Aurora, CO
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Selected Professions Fellowship
American Association of University Women

Many MCEDC students have been accepted by the Selected Professions Fellowships. They are awarded to women who intend to pursue degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low (architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics). The AAUW is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Click here for more information.

ICWA Fellowship Program

The Institute o f Current World Aff airs  Fellowship represents a generous investment in the future of a Fellow. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad. Find more information on their website.

School of Mines:
Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Colorado School of Mines seeks a Director for its planned Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). The Director is expected to be an enthusiastic and collaborative focal point for entrepreneurship and innovation (E&I) activities at Mines, with the responsibility of creating a rich E&I environment that leads to growth in student and faculty entrepreneurs, start-ups, spin-outs, and externally-recognized innovation. For more information, click  here.
Josh's Water Jobs

The jobs posted are related to water and internationally focused. The two broad categories are Water (policy, governance, law, economics, management, finance, advocacy, sciences, communications, etc) and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).  Check out the job postings on  this website .  
Hertz Foundation Fellowships

Application deadline: October 28, 2016

For remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.   See the  Hertz Website.  
Check out the Jobs & Internships at the Posner Center

The Posner Center maintains a jobs and internship board on their website. Check out the current opportunities, and if you want to do so, sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date on all the latest events and opportunities there.

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