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MCEDC Digest, Oct. 2 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
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3rd Practicum Presentation

Thurs., Oct. 5 at 9:30-10:45 am
HUMN 1B90

All students who RSVP'd are expected to attend and those who did not note their availability are highly encouraged to attend. Remember, CVEN 5919 students must attend 4 of the 5 sessions. 
Water Resources and Reuse for Remote Arctic Communities

Mon., October 2, 2017 at noon in  SEEL 303

Support EDC student Kaitlin Matos as she defends her masters thesis! For more information.
Smart Cities: the CO to Kenya Connection

Mon., October 2, 2017 at 5-6:30pm in  ECCR 245

Join Patrick Adolwa, Director of Infrastructure for the Konza Technopolis Development Authority, and Anne Johnson, Senior Planner and Smart Cities Initiative Director at Tetra Tech. 
EDC Student Group News & Events
Development Breakfast Discussion

Fri., October 6, 2017 at 9am 
NEW LOCATION: ECAD 150, Clark Conference Room

Come join us for bagels and coffee! This week we will be discussing  the relationship between humanitarian aid and development. Before the breakfast catch up on some recent news regarding humanitarian assistance, i.e. at the bottom of this newsletter. Contact Caleb.Cord@colorado.edu if you have any questions.
WASH Symposium Planning Meetings

NEW TIME: Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
SEEC Cafe

Email  Sierra.Johnson@colorado.edu  with any questions!
EDC Speaker Series

We are hoping to bring in many cool speakers for seminars and workshops this year. As this is a completely student-run series, we need your help! If you have any ideas or connections for potential speakers, please contact Austin.Riley@colorado.edu
Campus Events
Data Visualization in R

Wed., October 11, 2017 at 10 am - noon
Norlin Library E206
Earth Analytics in the Cloud
Thurs., October 19, 2017 at 9:30am - 6pm
SEEC Auditorium, C120

This full day program is intended to inform researchers and the broader business community about cutting-edge sustainability research initiatives, real-world technology use cases, and big data analytics. View the agenda and register
Local Events and Webinars
Collaboration Celebration

Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 6-9 pm 
Posner Center in Denver, CO

This is your chance to socialize with the dynamic network of Colorado-based people, businesses and organizations committed to global development. For more information and tickets!
Humanitarian Essentials Online Course

October 16 - November 12, 2017

This course will cover humanitarian principles and standards; understanding the humanitarian context; age, gender and diversity; and applying humanitarian principles. You can also take part in discussions and quizzes to test your knowledge and receive a personalized online certificate at the course's completion. For more information and to register FOR FREE.
Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure

November 3-4, 2017 at SEEC

A limited number of student scholarships are available to cover the majority of the cost for the second day of the event devoted to training in the use of ENVISION, one of the nation's premier sustainability evaluation systems. If you are interested, email SSI2Colorado@gmail.com for an application and additional information. For more information.
Energy Africa Conference

November 9-10, 2017 in Denver, CO

This conference connects organizations and firms across the globe to the African power sector in line with the Power Africa Initiative. Under the theme "Delivering Clean Solutions to Africa's Energy Challenges" this not-for-profit, cost-recovery endeavor provides a unique opportunity to gather multi-disciplinary partners to share best practices and collaborate on advancing resilient energy systems to meet Africa's energy demand. For more information and registration.
Conferences and Workshops
Impact.Engineered

October 18, 2017 in New York City

Impact.Engineered is a forum for recognizing and amplifying the role of engineers' curiosity and rigor in solving global challenges. Join their inaugural event to meet and learn from social entrepreneurs, engineers, makers, designers, industry leaders, and rising stars who are shaping the future of business and engineering. For more information.
Engineering Education for Sustainable Development

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: October 18, 2017
Dates: June 3-6, 2018 in Glassboro, New Jersey

This conference will address creating the holistic engineer and its implications for engineering education. Registration will open in February 2018. For more information.
EDC Conference Presentation  Travel Grants
The Mortenson Center now offers small travel grants to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. Apply on the MCEDC Resources website, where you can also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities. Due to limited funding available, only students who are presenting EDC-relevant work can be funded by the Mortenson Center.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Hiring Solar Energy Professional

EWB-USA's Engineering Service Corps is recruiting volunteers interested in supporting a climate change resilience project with UNHCR at the Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia. Volunteers are already in the field to begin work on the design and construction of a 52 solar mini-grid system and are seeking additional support. For more information
Hiring Deputy Director

Application Deadline: October 4, 2017

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is seeking a Deputy Director for their Water Programme. This position is a strategic investment to contribute to innovative approaches to promote a shared global agenda around the delivery of the water SDGs in Africa and Asia. For more details on the job posting
B2P Headquarters is Hiring!

Application Deadline: October 13, 2017

Bridges to Prosperity is growing rapidly and they have several positions to be filled, including a Marketing and Communications Manager, and an Operations Associate.  Check out their website for more information!
Research Travel Scholarships
Do you plan to do graduate research abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Latin America? Apply for the Boren Scholarship for travel in 2018-2019 academic year. The on-campus application closes in late January. Email steven.rose@colorado.edu.
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