MCEDC Digest, October 30, 2015
Student News & Announcements
November 16, Join us for an evening at the Posner Ctr.
A New Funding Opportunity for PhD Students/Applicants

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at CU Boulder now hosts an NSF funded program geared toward engineering resilience. The goal of this fellowship is to train future scientists and engineers in research, coursework, and teaching in different areas that relate to resilience in the face of natural or manmade disasters. If you are interested in this area, you can work with faculty members from across the department to define your research related to engineering resilience in the face of manmade or natural disasters, and you can simultaneously apply for the EDC certificate. Check out the website: https://engresilience.wordpress.com/.
November 9, PhD Defense
 
Monday, November 9
2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLC Collaboratory, room DLC 1B70 

Greg Rulifson will be defending his PhD thesis entitled "Evolving
Social Responsibility Understandings, Motivations, and Career Goals of Undergraduate Students Initially Pursuing Engineering Degrees." It contains three components: Students' Changing
Ideas About Socially Responsible Engineering, Students' Varied Intentions to be Socially Responsible Engineers, and the Social Responsibility Motivations of Students who Leave Engineering. These results are mainly the product of three rounds of yearly, hour-long interviews with students.

Please RSVP to Greg if you plan to attend so he can plan snacks accordingly.
November 12, EDC Social

Thursday, November 12
5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Sink, 1165 13th St.
University Events
 
Thursday, November 5
3:30pm - 4:30pm
ECCR 265

All you need is a sheet of paper: By folding, tearing, and crumpling, we'll explore a variety of problems, from magic tricks and geometry to engineering and properties of random media.
The talk will involve many table-top demos.

About the Speaker: Tadashi Tokieda grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, and has been a topologist then an applied mathematician in the US and elsewhere.  Currently he is the director of studies in mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the PoincarĂ© Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stanford.  He is active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Other Opportunities
November 5, Virtual Conference

"International Project Management Day 2015: Ensuring a Sustainable Future."

For the past 11 years, IIL has hosted virtual conferences in honor of International Project Management Day. This year's conference will feature 8 keynotes and more than 30 video presentations.

Learn more and register.
November 11, Webinar

Wednesday, November 11
9:00am MST
Online event

"Sustainable Design Learning and Practical Applications of Whole Systems Thinking"

If you are looking for the latest sustainable design strategies for product design and engineering, this webinar is for you. Join the webinar to learn about free online resources that can help you design for energy efficiency, use greener materials, and simulate your project's performance. Learn more and register here.
Due December 15, Call for Abstract Submissions

8th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
September 4-7, 2016
Bruges, Belgium

Click here for more details on the conference and abstract guidelines.

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