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MCEDC Digest, Nov. 13 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Interested in EDC knowledge transfer?
If you are interested in leading a seminar on a topic of your expertise, i.e. software, research area, or anything else, please contact  Amber Schrum .

Or cross-cohort mentoring?
If you are interested in talking to other EDC students regarding a specific research interest, development context, hobby, or other topic, please contact Amber Schrum. Or feel free to check out and update our EDC Contact List
EDC Student Group News & Events
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No student event this week

Due to many students traveling out of town for Thanksgiving break we will not be having a student event this week. 
EDC Seminar: Allie Davis
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 2-3pm
ECAD 150 - Clark Conference Room

Do you know how to create efficient and professional-looking presentations for your classes, research and projects? Come join other EDCers for informal skill-sharing where Allie Davis (EDC & Civil Systems PhD student) will pass along some knowledge and techniques on how to work with PowerPoint templates, create engaging visuals, and give great presentations. Bring a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint installed to follow along, or just show up.
Campus & Local Events
Biomimicry Workshop
Thurs, Nov 16, 2017 at 5:15-7pm
Flemming 33 (Idea Forge)

Join Sarah Dawn Haynes to discuss biomimicry, wherein researchers learn from and emulate nature's forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs. RSVP
Chat with Obama's Science Advisor & EWB Anniversary Celebration
Thurs, Nov 16, 2017 at 5pm
Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC

John Holdren, President Obama's science and technology advisor for eight years, will discuss the past, present and future of US science and technology policy, followed by a Q&A. Free and open to the public.

From 6-8pm join EWB for their 15th Anniversary Celebration. This VIP reception with Holdren will also be accompanied by hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. Purchase tickets for $25
3 Minute Thesis
December 1, 2017 - Registration Deadline
Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC

The CU Graduate School invites doctoral students from all disciplines to compete in the first annual 3MT competition. Consolidate your ideas and explain your research discoveries. Win $1500! More info.
Webinars
Climate & Energy Principles

Tues, Nov 14, 2017, 4:30pm
Presented by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.

Learn about the Climate & Energy Literacy Principles with Karin Kirk, science writer, and how they are integrated with the CLEAN collection of climate and energy resources. Register for FREE!
Job Search Bootcamp
Tues, Nov 14, 2017 - The Secrets To a Stand-out CV
Dec 13, 2017 - How To Get Job Search Ready for 2018
Jan 17, 2018 - Cover Letter 101

An effective job search includes a solid strategy and CV that will catch a recruiter's eye. Learn helpful tips in this three-part webinar. Learn more and register.
Coaching and Mentoring in Humanitarian Response
Nov 29, 2017 at 5-6am

This webinar will explore the key differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring, including when to use them and effective methods to build rapport. Situational challenges of implementing coaching and mentoring within the humanitarian context will be discussed, including cultural and time constraints, language issues, and distance coaching. Register now!
Employment Opportunities
Program Associate
Washington, DC, with travel

LINC is a small business dedicated to strengthening local organizations and systems for increased international development effectiveness and sustainability. The Associate will provide coordination, backstopping, technical assistance, research, analysis and operational support for LINC's technical team. Complete details.
Hiring Irrigation/Civil Engineer
Starting ASAP through Dec 2018

The USAID-funded AVANSE program works to catalyze inclusive, sustainable economic growth in a potentially highly productive area in Haiti's Northern Corridor. The AVANSE project is recruiting an engineer with significant experience in the design and implementation of irrigation and drainage works. Complete details.
Program Analyst at USAID Global Development Lab

This position is located on the Lab's Center for Development Innovations "Discover and Test" team, which focuses on identifying, testing and advancing innovative development solutions. Requires at least two years of full-time professional experience with a Masters degree or six years of full-time professional experience with a Bachelor's degree. Complete details.
Latin America Regional Director
Start Date: January 8, 2018  ||   Location: Nicaragua

The operational person will distill, curate, and organize the programmatic culture, systems and supply chain of B2P. Specific focus is organizational culture and values, fostering current and developing new relationships, and moving B2P operationally to scale. More info and to apply.

Bridge Corps Fellow
Start Date: 2017 for 6-12 month fellowship  ||  Location: Bolivia, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti or Rwanda

The ideal candidate is a young engineering professional with international travel experience who has spent time on rural construction projects and has an interest in international development. More info and to apply.

Africa Regional Director
Start Date: January 8, 2018  ||  Location: Rwanda

This operational person will distill, curate, and organize the programmatic culture, systems and supply chain of B2P. Specific focus is organizational culture and values, fostering current and developing new relationships, and moving B2P operationally to scale. More info and to apply.
Funding Opportunities
ENVS PhD Position
Applications due Dec 1, 2017  ||  Beginning August 2018

Three years of funding, including tuition and stipend, is available to enroll in the PhD program in Environmental Studies.  The PhD student will be involved in a large, interdisciplinary project funded by NSF,  "Sustainable Communities & Gold Supply Chains: Integrating Responsible Engineering & Local Knowledge to Design, Implement & Evaluate Sustainable Artisanal Mining in Latin America."  Complete Details.
2018 Radford Byerly, Jr. Award in Science and Technology Policy
Application due Dec 4, 2017

The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder is offering $1500 award to a full-time, CU-Boulder degree-seeking graduate student in good standing in any academic department who is committed to contributing to science and technology policy. Complete details.
CWEST Graduate Research Fellowships
Application due Dec 20, 2017

This fellowship is for current and incoming CU graduate students who develop a collaborative, water-related research project with our USGS affiliates on East Campus. Research themes include water and environmental quality; water resources and snow hydrology; and water-ecosystem interactions. Complete details.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Application due Feb 1, 2018

Does your research align with one of NASA's strategic objectives? Perhaps to "advance knowledge of Earth as a system to meet the challenges of environmental change and to improve life on our planet"? For more information and to ascertain whether a potential research topic is relevant see the solicitation
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.
Development in the News
PEOPLE
The problem with voluntourism for NGOs is it doesn't do much good - Quartz Africa

ORGANIZATIONS
At Vatican, 'tenets of faith' seen as crucial in climate change effort - The New York Times
A CHANGING SECTOR
4 ways Kenyan NGOs want international partners to do better on capacity building - Devex
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