MCEDC Digest, February 26, 2016
Program News & Announcements
Christina Barstow PhD Defense

Monday, February 29
4:00 pm
SEEC Building, S265

Join Christina as she presents An Analysis of Sustainability in Water and Energy Product Implementaion in Rural Rwanda. Her research describes a public health intervention where water filters and improved cookstoves were distributed in rural Rwanda. The intervention is examined from the pilot phase to a scale up of over 100,000 households, examining adoption rates and behaviors while performing a cost benefit analysis to determine if the program provided sufficient benefits to outweigh program costs. 
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EDC Breakfast and Discussion

Friday, March 4
9:00 am
Dot's Diner On the Hill
1333 Broadway

Join in with friends and new faces for an informal breakfast and discussion at Dot's Diner. This week's discussion will revolve around the WASH Symposium, which is happening March 1-2. This will be a chance to get together and discuss topics and issues which arose during the symposium. 
Other Events
Bridges and Brews Fundraiser

Saturday, March 5
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanitas Brewing Company
3350 Frontier Ave.

CU Bridges to Prosperity is holding a fundraiser for their 2016 build in Corata, Bolivia. Come learn about past build trips and future ones with students, alumni, friends and family at Sanitas Brewing Company in Boulder. There will be a silent auction, raffle, and merchandise for sale. Entry is free and open to the public (under 21s allowed). Delicious beer and food will be available for purchase.
Peace Corps Events


Peace Corps is excited to announce a series of events in honor of the 55th anniversary of Peace Corps. Below, are descriptions for all of the events and links to RSVP. 

Peace Corps Photo Contest
Vote for your favorite photos , submitted by some of our own Colorado Returned Peace Corps Volunteers! Winners will be announced at the Peace Corps Palooza on March 3rd.

Coffee Chat at Innisfree
March 2, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Have questions about the Peace Corps and want to talk one-on-one? Join your Peace Corps team at Innisfree and enjoy some casual conversation in this locally owned cafe and bookstore, run by two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!  RSVP here !

Peace Corps Palooza
March 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UMC 235
Join the Peace Corps for their big 55th anniversary celebration. They'll be welcoming Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and author Joshua Berman as he talks about his service in Nicaragua and his recent work Crocodile Love. If you are a student, you'll have opportunities to meet with and talk with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers over a complimentary meal following the presentation.  RSVP here !

Application Workshop
March 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HUMN 250
With the April 1 application deadline approaching, we're offering an overview of the application process, what to expect and how to prepare best to make you a more competitive and successful applicant. RSVP here!
Faecal Sludge Management Online Course

Start date: Monday, March 7
Cost: $20
Length: 16 Weeks

This course was developed in partnership with a number of organisations under the Global Faecal Sludge Management e-Learning Alliance.The course is highly recommended to young professionals and graduate students but also to professionals that are new in the FSM field Introduction to Faecal Sludge Matter,  Faecal Sludge treatment Technologies,  Collection & Transport of Faecal Sludge,  Management aspects in Faecal Sludge Matter,  Planning Aspects in Faecal Sludge Matter, and  Technological fundamentals of Faecal Sludge Matter will all be covered in the course.  For more details click here
Energy Frontiers 2016 - Bridging the Gap: Energy Solutions for the Developing World

Thursday, March 10 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
UMC Ballroom

CU Energy Club presents Energy Frontiers, a energy-focused conference organized by students for students and the community. Boulder's own Teju Ravilochan, CEO of The Unreasonable Institute will be giving the keynote speech followed by panel sessions and student talks, with more information to follow. The 7th annual Energy Frontiers is an all day conference consisting of a keynote address, two panel discussions, a flash presentation competition, free lunch, an energy career & networking fair, and CU Energy mentorship program event. Attendance is free and includes excellent networking and educational opportunities for students, industry professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about today's hottest energy topics and research. See website for more information. 
Dr. George Varughese Talk on Post Earthquake Nepal

Friday, April 1 
10:00 am - 11:30 am
IBS 155B

Dr. George Varughese,  The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in Nepal, will present on " In the Wake of the Big Quake:  The Political Economy of Recovery and Development in Nepal."  Almost a year has passed since Nepal was rocked by a series of devastating earthquakes. The situation remains grim for many Nepalis who live in areas particularly affected by the earthquakes. The ongoing challenges of disaster management and reconstruction have added to the complexity of addressing longstanding issues of economic and social development. Varughese will share his insights into these matters. See flyer for more information. 
Employment Opportunities
ADB Young Professionals Program 

Location: Philippines 
Deadline: March 18

The Asian Development Bank Young Professionals program is open to anyone under 33 years of age with adequate qualifications. If you are interested in joining the Asian Development Bank and their work, this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Click here for more information. 
Purdue Lecturer Position

Start date: July 1

This position is to provide significant instructional support for the EPICS program by directly teaching and mentoring several multi-disciplinary student design teams.  In addition, this position will provide disciplinary oversight of senior design students by mentoring students and collection of assessment data. The person will also be a part of the instructional leadership team, and contribute to the development and delivery of curricular materials to support the community-driven design work. See website for more information. 
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