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MCEDC Digest, Oct. 9 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
4th Practicum Presentation

Thurs, Oct. 12, 2017 at 9:30-10:45 am

All students who RSVP'd are expected to attend. Remember, CVEN 5919 students must attend 4 of the 5 sessions.
EDC Seminar with Robin Amadei

Thurs, Oct. 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm
ECCR 200

Join Robin Amadei to discuss conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication. This workshop is geared towards those who plan to work or cooperate with international partners.
EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Social This Week

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017 at 5pm
Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Rd

Join your friends for appetizers and camaraderie. Email emily.e.moore@colorado.edu with any questions.
Call For Abstracts & Letters of Interest for WASH Symposium

Nov. 15, 2017 - Letters of Interest due,  for more information.
Dec. 15, 2017 - Abstracts due,  for more information

The WASH Symposium organizing committee is soliciting proposals for workshops, breakout sessions, panels or other creative sessions on divergent topics with the WASH sector. For these, please submit a letter of interest. You can also submit abstracts to propose oral presentations or posters on research, projects and programs related to the WASH sector.  
Campus Events
Natural Resources & Rural Livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 at 3pm in SEEC S228

Join the ENVS Colloquium with Lori Hunter from the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU Boulder. 
Data Visualization in R

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 at 10 am - noon
Norlin Library E206
LGBTQ & Allied Grad Student Reception
Oct. 18, 2017 at 5-7pm on the South Terrace of UMC

Meet your fellow graduate students from various departments while eating refreshments and finding out about available resources and programs.  Email contactgsc@colorado.edu  for more info.  
Earth Analytics in the Cloud
Thurs, Oct. 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
Hiking in Eldorado Canyon State Park
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join UGGS for a hike from Eldorado Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch (2.5 miles one-way) and then picnic close to the state park parking lot. RSVP before Fri, Oct 20th at noon for carpooling, parking fee and lunch.
Online Courses & Webinars
Humanitarian Essentials Online Course
Oct 16 - Nov 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.
Advance Your Career By Volunteering 
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Volunteering can help you identify your purpose and build a network.  This webinar explores how giving back can help you get ahead. To join the webinar live or view it later just register here.
Conferences & Workshops
Engineering Education for SDEV

Dates: June 3-6, 2018 in Glassboro, NJ

This conference will address creating the holistic engineer and its implications for engineering education. Registration will open in Feb 2018. For more information.
Energy Africa Conference

Nov 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. The theme "Delivering Clean Solutions to Africa's Energy Challenges" will 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.
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
Temporary Paid Research Assistant

Paid position for grad or undergrad students, 10 hrs/week at $11/hr, working on data entry with faculty from ENVS on "Opportunities and barriers of mobile technologies in smallholder farming systems in Tanzania."  Email jonathan.salerno@colorado.edu for more details and with questions. To apply, send r esume and three references (one CU faculty) to amy.quandt@colorado.edu
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
Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grants & Cynthia H. Schultz Small Grants

Applications Available: Oct 1-27, 2017

These two grants are competitive awards through the Graduate School to support the research, scholarship and creative work of graduate students from all departments with either $1K or $5K.  For more information.
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2018

This partnership places graduate students in eastern or southern Africa to improve environmental communication and disaster prevention and preparedness.  For more information and to apply.
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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