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MCEDC Digest, Dec. 18 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Congratulations to our December  Graduates!

Steven Shiokari, MS in Environmental Engineering;  Michael LaDue, MS in Environmental Engineering;  Amin Mahdavi Mazdeh, MS in Civil Engineering;  Brendon McNally, MS in Civil Engineering;   Allison Davis, MS in Civil Engineeering;  Scott Gregory, MS in Civil Engineering;  Kaitlin Mattos, MS in Environmental Engineering; and  Shaye Palagi, MS in Civil Engineering
2018 Graduate Fellowship Applications
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

Current EDC students may apply for fellowships for the Spring 2018 semester using the form found on this page. Applications are due by 11:59pm, Fri. Jan. 12, 2018 and we expect awards will be made before spring tuition bills are due on Feb. 5, 2018. However, awards are now processed through the Office of Financial Aid so students are responsible for ensuring that their bills are paid on-time in case this award is not posted before deadline.
Congratulations to MCEDC Managing Director Robyn Sandekian for Completing her PhD!
Robyn Sandekian, long-time administrator for the Mortenson Center graduated with her PhD this month. Robyn has worked on her PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado for the past six years while working full-time at CU Boulder. Congratulations Robyn!
Events & Webinars
Webinar: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 12 pm EST

This webinar will introduce Project Drawdown -- the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming and the technology-based solutions that can roll back global warming within thirty years. Join to explore the 100 most substantive, existing  solutions to address climate change especially in vulnerable regions; learn about the methodology to identify solutions; and hear recommendations for an actionable path forward. Register now.
Catalyzing Advocacy in Science & Engineering Workshop
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research is hosting a competition to send two CU Boulder students to Washington, DC to attend the AAAS workshop on Mar 18-21, 2018. During the workshop students will learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Applicants must submit a one-page statement explaining the importance of the workshop to their career.  Full details.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Misk Grand Challenges

Misk Grand Challenges launches new challenges every 6 months, which offer 100 young innovators a grant of $100,000 to develop their ideas into concrete proof of concept. The two current challenges are Global Citizenship and Education. This challenge is about testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals. Read more.
Student Volunteer Intern
Spring 2018, Washington DC

The Millennium Challenge (MCC) Corporation is recruiting in their Department of Policy and Evaluation for various positions related to policy and program evaluation of MCC countries. For example, positions include policy research; selection, eligibility & policy performance; threshold; economic analysis; and monitoring & evaluation.  Complete details
Translation of Spanish Technical Documents

Build Change is a non-profit social enterprise working towards reducing death, injury and economic loss caused by housing and school collapse during earthquakes and typhoones in emerging nations. Their programs in Haiti and Columbia are looking for free assistance translating Spanish technical documents into English. Please contact Trena Moya if you are  interested.
PhD Position on Fecal Sludge Management

Linda Strande's group at Eawag-Sandec is looking for a new PhD student for a thesis on fecal sludge settling and dewatering. The student would also be advised at ETH by Prof. Eberhard Morgenroth. Complete details. 
Business Project Manager
Location: Tamale, Ghana

iDE is currently hiring a Business Project Manager to commercialize a safe water product in Ghana. If you have a strong background in bringing new products to market, working with distributors, leading sales teams, and developing compelling marketing strategies, please apply here
Calls & Conferences
Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations
Deadline: Jan 2, 2018

For the first time the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference will be held in the US on June 3-6, 2018 in Glassboro, NJ. This prestigious event brings together some of the world's leading experts in sustainability, engineering education and environmental stewardship. The EESD is accepting abstract submissions from a broad and diverse network of academic disciplines.  Learn more and submit.
Save the Date: Internationalization Summit
Fri, April 13, 2018 at the University of Denver

Theme: "What's with a border? Inter/national engagement in a troubled world." Given the rise of insular and nationalistic movements and rhetoric around various regions in the world this is a timely focus for current cultural and global contexts affecting internationalization and higher education. Complete details
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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