MCEDC Digest, December 5th , 2016
Program News & Announcements

    EDC End of Semester/ Holiday Party!!

THIS FRIDAY, December 9th at 6:00 pm
5699 College Place (Rob & Shirley Davis' house)
Boulder, CO 80303

Dinner will be provided!

RSVP via the Evite and email Allie if you have any questions or if you or a guest has a food allergy.

EDC Student Group News & Events
Photo Directory - EDC Students


If you haven't already, please send an email to Sally Gerster at  with the following.

1) a photo of you - professional headshot if possible
2) your name, MS or PHD student, research/topic area?
3) your email or linked in profile if you want it to be public
4)  short bio about YOU
Questions? Contact  Sally

WASH Symposium Planning Meetings

Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 pm 
CEAE Graduate Student Lounge, Room ECCE 162
(across from the Bechtel computer lab)

The WASH Symposium  is a two-day event that brings together academics, practitioners, students, and community members to discuss relevant topics in water, sanitation, and hygiene globally. It's an entirely student-driven event and the planning starts now! Students interested in helping with the event planning should attend these weekly meetings and email Matt Bentley ( with any questions.
EDC Student Group Resources

List of Grants and Fellowships on the EDC Google Drive - click here.

Spin Research Database through CU - click here

Devex Career Account - click here
All current EDC students were emailed a link on 9/14/16.  If you didn't get the private link, contact Robyn Sandekian at

EDC calendar - click here
EDC Student Contact List on Google Drive - add your info! -  link to this was shared with the EDC student list serv on 9/16/16 .
Other Local Events
Request for Water Quality Field-Testing Equipment
A message from an EDC alumnus:
As a 2016 M.S. graduate of the EDC Certificate program in Environmental Engineering, I now have the opportunity to put theory into practice working with a small environmental justice non-profit in Oruro, Bolivia called the Center for Ecology and Andean Peoples (CEPA,

I am reaching out to the EDC community for support to acquire water quality field equipment for CEPA, including suggestions of funding opportunities and/or donations of used equipment, to strengthen this work.  Read more here.

Please contact me at 
Thank you!   -Riley Mulhern

Become a Journey Leader
New Student and Family Programs is recruiting students to serve as a 2017 Journey Leader (JL).  The Journey Leader position is a new volunteer leadership experience on campus and these leaders work with new students and their families throughout their transition to the University of Colorado, Boulder.  
Learn more by visiting  their website  or contact the Program Coordinator,  James Kelly, directly .  Applications close on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm.

EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
Call for Papers:
International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

This event offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community. Deadline for abstract submissions is January 26th, 2017. Find more information on their website and submit your paper here.
Webina r:  Cash in the City: Addressing Food Security Needs in Urban Crises

Thursday, December 8th
2:00 - 3:30 pm UK time  (7:00 - 8:30 am CO time)

The humanitarian world has made a significant shift towards using cash to help vulnerable people meet their needs, including food security. Despite a growing evidence base, much of the collective experience is in rural areas. How can cash-based approaches meet food security needs in urban crises? Is cash different in an urban context? What are the challenges and lessons learned?

This webinar will explore the shift towards humanitarian cash programming. It will have a mixture of global perspectives and specific country program examples. There will be speakers from CRS, NRC, WFP, and the American Red Cross. Register  here.

EDC Conference Travel Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. To apply, check out the link on the MCEDC Resources website .  You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities for conference presentations.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Tribal SolarCorps Program Fellow Position

GRID Alternatives' headquarters office is looking for a full time SolarCorps Tribal Program Fellow to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA in its Denver office. GRID Alternatives' mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to under served communities. The position is office oriented for a one year term. The deadline for submitting an application is December 12th and the expected start date is in March 2017. Click on this link for more information.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Community Gardening

The Environmental Studies Program at CU invites applications for a full time Professional Research Assistant - Study Coordinator - for a new 4-year study funded by the American Cancer Society - A Randomized Controlled Trial of Community Gardening. For more information, click here.
NDSEG Fellowship Program
application deadline: Dec 9th, 5 pm Eastern

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is based in Washington D. C. From its inception, the goal of this program has been to increase the number of STEM professionals in the U. S. workforce. This program is a 3 year funding opportunity for students in or near the beginning stages of their overall graduate study and it is meant for students who plan to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

The program provides awarded fellows with:
  • 36 month of full tuition and mandatory fee coverage at an accredited U.S. institution
  • A $1,000 medical health insurance allowance per each year of the 3 year program
  • And $102,000.00 in stipend payments over 3 years
Students can start applying to the program as early as their undergraduate senior year and as late as the start of their third year of overall graduate study. Find more information on their website.

Additionally - if you are eligible and interested, panelist registration for the 2017 NDSEG Digital Application Evaluation is now open at This year's evaluation panel will be held digitally throughout the month of January 2017. 

Contact our team at

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