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MCEDC Digest, Oct. 30 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
TODAY: Mortenson Center Town Hall Meeting

October 30, 2017, 3:15-4:45pm
Engineering Dean's Office Clark Conference Room

2017-18 Program Budget Update (Robyn Sandekian)
2017 Student Survey Results (Amy Javernick-Will)
Plans for the Future of the Program (Karl Linden)
Open discussion

We hope to see you there!
EDC Student Group News & Events
Development Breakfast Discussion
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 9am

Come join us for bagels, coffee and fruit! This week we will be discussing Religion and Development. Contact  Caleb Cord with questions. 
Campus & Local Events
EWB Concrete Mixing Workshop

Thurs, Nov 2, 2017 at 3:30pm

This workshop is catered to those interested in mixing concrete in resource-limited contexts. It should be a fun and useful experience for future development practitioners. To participate, sign up on the sheet and fill out the waiver and acknowledgement in this Google Drive Folder.
Statistics in R Workshop
Thurs, Nov 2, 2017 at 10 am - noon

This workshop is an introduction to statistics in R, learning to apply commonly used basic statistical tests, i.e. t-tests, linear regression, and how to check their underlying assumptions. The workshop will also explore how to visualize and interpret the results, and review some common statistics errors.  RSVP here
Screening of Thule Tuvalu
Thurs, Nov 2, 2017 at 6pm in Benson 180

Thule, Greenland is experiencing record ice melts while Tuvalu, a remote Pacific island nation, is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. This film explores how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move toward an unknown future. Free admission and free food!
Courses and Programs
FREE Online Course: Intro to Public Health Engineering in Humanitarian Contexts

Starting Nov 6, 2017, this five-week MOOC will address challenges in humanitarian emergencies including public health engineering, humanitarian contexts, water supply systems, sanitation & waste management and hygiene promotion.  For more information .
Bamboo Construction, Earthquake and Sustainable Design
Winter Break, January 5-14, 2018

In April 2016 a disastrous earthquake struck coastal Ecuador. You can help to harness the power and strength of bamboo and rebuild a community. Receive lessons and instruction from Ecuadorian architectural professors, carpenters and bamboo farmers and build a house for a family hurt in the earthquake.  Sign up NOW!  For more information or contact Elijah Gonzalez or Lauren Sharpe at  bbc.cuboulder@gmail.com
Registering for Spring Electives?
ENVS 6303 Cities & Sustainable Transportation
MCEN 5228-002 Cook Stove Assessment
ENVS 5100-001 Science of Engaging the Public and Promoting Behavioral Change
PSCI 7043 Problems of International Organization

ENST 5000 Energy Science & Technology
ENST 5001 Energy Policy in the 21st Century
ENST 5002 Energy Entrepreneurship
ENVS 6301 Environmental & Energy Economics

GEOG 5093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 5100 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 5103 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 5303 GIS Programming for Spatial Analysis
GEOG 5503 GIS and Geospatial Project Management
ENVS 5100-006 Environmental Collaboration
ENVS 5100-007 OneWater
ENVS 5100-008: Environmental Economics & Public Finance
ENVD 5346-002 Planning for Land Use & Environmental Change
ENVM 5002 Analyzing Socio-Environmental Systems
SOCY 6017 Inequality, Democracy and the Environment
ETHN 5233 Native American and Indigenous Environmental Issues

ANTH 5500: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Socioeconomic Development
HIST 6800 Global History of Decolonization
PSCI 7203 Political Economy of International Migration and Policy
WGST 5000 Gender and Global Justice
WGST 6290 Global Masculinities
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Hiring Water Engineers

Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farm (MAMF) is a mushroom cultivation company in the African agricultural market. MAMF is using the lessons learned over the past 10 years to establish a year-round collaborative mushroom farming venture for women. The company is hiring a team of water engineers to design and build the requisite water system for their demonstration farms. If interested, contact  Samuel Suraphel.
Traveling for Conference Presentations or Research?
Conferences Presentations: If you are presenting EDC-relevant work at a conference, a pply on the  MCEDC Resources website  for small travel grants. On the website  you can also find links to other department, college, and campus funding opportunities.

Research:  If you are conducting graduate research in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Latin America, apply for the Boren Scholarship to travel in the 2018-2019 academic year. Email steven.rose@colorado.edu for details. Application closes in late Jan.
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