MCEDC Digest, November 13, 2015
Student News & Announcements
November 18, EDC Social

Wednesday, November 18
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St.

The next EDC Social will be this coming WEDNESDAY before Fall Break. Join us for delicious snacks including big pretzels, cheeses, and meats.
November 16, Join us at the Posner Center in Denver

REVISED 11-16-15 Posner Event Flier

University Events
November 16, Peace Corps Info Session
Monday, November 16
HUMN 250

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.  Register for this event and learn more  here .
November 19, Lecture by Janice L. Tuchman
Thursday, November 19
BESC 180

Title:  "From Dream to Reality: Engineering Technologies Now and When? "

In this talk, Tuchman will explore how fast new products and techniques like drones and 3D printing have become real-world tools-for good reasons-today. Then we will fast-forward to other technologies that might emerge in the next 10 years from nanotech materials to robots that can drill holes and install conduit overhead. Will artificial intelligences put engineers out of work or free them to be more creative?
This event is free and open to all. Reception to follow.

Click here to read more about her talk and her background.
December 1, Peace Corps Application Workshop
Tuesday, December 1
HLMS 241

Want tips on how to submit a competitive Peace Corps application? 
Attend this application workshop and we will walk you through it so you'll be ready to submit your completed application by the end. Don't forget the next application deadline is January 1!
Register for this event and learn more  here .
Other Opportunities
Interviewer Needed

CU Engineering Education alumna and friend of the EDC program, Dr. Lauren Cooper, is searching for a short-term research assistant (about 15 hours total) to conduct interviews.
She is finishing up a research study at Colorado School of Mines (in Golden, CO) and is looking for some help to help her conduct some interviews. The research topic is engineering education.   
The pay is $15/hr, and she estimates about 15 hrs of work.  Ideally she'd like to finish the interviews this semester, but isn't sure that is entirely feasible, because she'll need to train the student. Most likely that means that she'll need the assistance first thing when school is back in session, which for CSM is usually around January 7. The interviews would span about 2-3 days and would be located at CSM.
If you are interested in the position, please contact her directly for details.
Dr. Lauren Cooper
Research Faculty
Civil and Environmental Engineering
November 17, Solar Suitcases

Tuesday, November 17
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Come learn about the partnership between Global Health Foundation and We Care Solar to provide reliable light via  Solar Suitcases for childbirth in rural Tanzanian health facilities.

Read the e-flier and RSVP to if you plan to attend.
December 11, Judges Needed for High School Renewable Energy Project

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Morning Session: 7:15 - 11:15
Location:  Northglenn HS  
Topic:  Renewable Energy
Freshmen physics students have been working with students in Tanzania, Africa on designing renewable energy sources for their school.  Students have been studying energy transfer and are particularly designing solar, wind, hydro, and kinetic solutions.  Each team will have approximately 5 minutes to present their solutions and proofs of concept.  The presentation style is Cafe which looks like a science fair.  We will be having different teams of students rotating into the presentation arena every 20 min.  
We are looking for professionals with the following expertise:  physicists, electricians, energy resource professionals, renewable energy business professionals, those somewhat knowledgeable with the area, etc.
Mr. Kerry Glenn, MA
NHS STEM Coordinator
Northglenn High School
601 W. 100th Pl
Northglenn, CO 80260
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According to a survey of their membership to find out which skills are most in-demand for aid workers, the answer is clear -- learn additional languages! 

When it comes to language, there's a broad consensus around  French as the most currently in-demand. And for the aid worker of the future, 72% of our respondents felt that proficiency in 2+ languages will be more important to success. English and Arabic ranked among the highest in growing importance.
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