MCEDC Weekly Digest, October 9, 2015
Student News & Events
October 14, EDC Social

Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-6:00pm
1800 Broadway, Boulder

By popular suggestion, the next EDC social will be held at Rueben's Burger Bistro on the SE corner of Broadway and Walnut. As always, the social is a relaxed environment to get to know your EDC peers. Appetizers provided.
October 14, EDC Discussion

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-7:00pm
Rueben's Burger Bistro
1800 Broadway, Boulder

Join a student discussion on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) immediately following the EDC social. To prepare, please read these three short articles. If you plan to take part in the discussion, please RSVP to Sarah Welsh-Huggins at sawe2460@colorado.edu. Sarah will be providing discussion questions and reading print-outs to guide the conversation.
University Events
October 9, ICTD Happy Hour

Friday, October 9, 3:00pm
1165 13th St., Boulder
 
ATLAS' Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) students are holding a happy hour at the Sink today, October 9. All EDC students are welcome!
October 15, Talk Given by Evan Thomas


Thursday, October 15, 4:00pm
ECCR 200
 
"Leading Large Scale Technology and Social Enterprises in the Service of Global Health." Read more  here.

Evan graduated from CU Boulder with a BS, MS, and PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences plus a BS in Broadcast Journalism.  He was the president of the EWB-CU chapter and lead of the EWB-CU Rwanda program.
October 20, Technology, Arts & Media Workshop

Show Me the Data, Jerry! with Chris Bopp, ATLAS PhD Student
Tuesday, October 10, 6pm in  ATLS 204

How do we measure the effectiveness or success of projects and what do we mean by metrics and social change? Learn about state-of-the-art tools that non-profits and social entrepreneurs use to measure the impact they're having on the world. This workshop will be a great way to learn how technology helps socially minded organizations implement the change that they want to see in the world. Interested in tech, social impact and data science? This is a perfect introduction. RSVP here.
Community Events
October 21, Posner Center Collaboration Celebration
W ednesday, October 21, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Posner Center, Denver

The Posner Center Collaboration Celebration is fast approaching!  Don't miss yourchance to meet former  Governor Bill Ritter, enjoy delicious appetizers, drink some local beer, connect with our Tenants and Members, and hear all about the incredible partnerships formed through our  International Collaboration Fund . Student  suggested donation is $10.
Buy your tickets here .
Looking for a Job or Internship?
Water Research Foundation, an international non-profit organization that sponsors research on behalf of its water utility and organizational subscribers, is currently seeking a Research Manager to help fulfill its mission of advancing the science of water to improve the quality of life. Read the full description and apply  here .
Book Corner
By B. Amadei
Bernard Amadei, co-director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities here at CU Boulder, has recently authored his second book on global development.

This book makes the case for a systems approach to small-scale community development projects. It specifically looks at the application of one branch of systems science, called system dynamics, to develop conceptual models of small-scale communities and address specific issues they might be facing at different scales. 

This book can be purchased on the  Momentum Press website.



Khanjan Mehta, Director of Penn State's Humanitarian
Engineering and  S ocial Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, recently released a new book titled "Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It)".
 
The book includes 54 expert briefs penned by leaders from USAID, Peace Corps, MIT, Engineers Without Borders, AAAS and other organizations. In addition, 100 STEM innovators from the World Bank, UNICEF, White House, Gates Foundation, Google and dozens of social ventures, government agencies, nonprofits, academia and corporations share their enlightening and inspiring profiles, including their current roles and responsibilities, career trajectories and lessons learned along the way.
 
You can learn more about the book  here, or grab a copy  here.
New Book and Courses:

Kevin M Passino, Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies That Help People, 2nd Edition, Bede Pub., OH 2015.

For a free download of this book see:  https://hebook.engineering.osu.edu 

For free online courses based this book, full-length, and short courses see: course web site iTunesU YouTube
Other Opportunities
Applications for the 2016 CGI U at UC Berkeley 
Early Applications Due October 16

Apply now to attend CGI U 2016 at UC Berkeley, which will take place from Friday, April 1st - Sunday, April 3rd 2016.CGI U is President Clinton's initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in the community, or in a different part of the world. 
 
This meeting is free to attend, and over $750,000 in funding is available for select CGI U 2016 attendees. 
 
Prospective applicants are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Successful applicants will attend CGI U 2016, where they will hear from and network with experts in the field, compete for seed funding, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action. The early application and travel assistance deadline is Friday, October 16th 2015.Only early decision applicants are eligible to receive travel stipends and seed funding to support their projects.
 
The final application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  
 
For more information, join the admissions team for  weekly webinars throughout fall 2015.
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