MCEDC Digest, October 24 , 2016
Are You Registered to Vote?

Election day is just 3 weeks away! Boulder County ballots were mailed to registered voters last week. If you didn't receive yours, please contact the Boulder Clerk & Recorder's Office.  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 - 7:15 pm
DLC Collaboratory

This Wednesday we will be hosting Alan Krause, President of MWH Global. He will be speaking about Engineering Projects in Developing Countries - Case Studies, Challenges, and Opportunities. Come to the seminar and enjoy some Half Fast Subs as you listen! More information about Alan can be found  here.

EDC Student Group News & Events
Breakfast Discussion @ Le Peep

Friday, October 28th
8:30 - 9:30 am
2525 Arapahoe Ave E50

Come to our fifth breakfast discussion of the year! The theme of the discussion will be "Unorthodox Development Strategies." To give you an example of what we're talking about, watch this video. If you have an suggestions for future discussions, please let us know here . See you there!

Happy Hour at Conor O'Neill's

Wednesday, November 2nd
5:00 - 6:00 pm
1922 13th St.

This week's EDC Social is at  Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant  on Pearl.  This is a great opportunity to connect with EDC students, get to know each other, and hang out in a more relaxed environment!   EDC will buy appetizers, and drinks are on you! (All ages are welcome in the venue).
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 if you want it to be public
4)  short bio about YOU
5) anything else you'd like to share!
Questions? Contact  Sally

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

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

Get your 
Devex Career Account and upload your CV. 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 - note that this is an updated link!
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
Gl obal Seminar  Interest Meeting

Tuesday, October 25th
4:30 - 5:30 pm
UMC 417

Earn 3 credits in just 2.5 weeks in-country!  Caroline Conzelman will be teaching  ANTH 4020 Democracy & Development in Bolivia from June 8 - 25. She  has directed this interdisciplinary program since 2012 in La Paz and Coroico in the Andes mountains, but she has been working in this area for 20 years. Students have  the ability to choose their focus for an ethnographic research project. It is an awesome adventure and deep learning experience!
During the interest meeting, she will be giving an in-depth presentation on the course with lots of photos, and a Study Abroad rep will be there to answer questions about the application process, funding opportunities, etc. For more information check out this video and brochure.

Email with any questions!

Regional Summit on Refugee Issues 

Wednesday, October 26th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kittredge Central Multipupose Room

Designed to examine the challenges that hinder the integration of refugees into local economies, the summit will bring together Colorado business schools, businesses, nonprofit and humanitarian organizations, as well as local governments. Registration required. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and a networking reception. Read more... or contact Mark Meaney.

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
Engineering Sustainability Conference 2017

The  Engineering Sustainability Conference 2017: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line, will be held April 9-11, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Abstract submissions are being accepted until October 28th. Submit them at  this link.  They also just announced their opening plenary speaker: Dr. Susan Handy will be presenting "The Future of Travel Demand". She is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis.  Get excited and register now! 

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
MCEDC Grants and Fellowships List

Wondering what fellowships exist for EDC students but don't have time to search for them? MCEDC has compiled a list of grant and fellowship opportunities, noting due dates & application requirements. The list of fellowships is on the EDC Google Drive here. Another funding database through CU is SPIN research database - you can create a profile, filter searches, and set up automatic notifications for new funding announcements. 
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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