MCEDC Digest, March 4, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Spring Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 8
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory (1B70)

Please join us for the EDC Speaker Series on March 8th. This event will feature two speakers: Abbie Noriega with Bridges to Prosperity and Joel Hartter with CU Environmental Studies Program. Abbie Noriega is the Director of Business Development for Bridges to Prosperity, a non-profit organization that works with isolated communities to create essential access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Joel has worked in national parks and the communities that surround them in Uganda for the last 12 years, exploring issues of conservation management, climate change, health, community development, human migration, and resource extraction. Refreshments will be served.
EDC Social

Thursday, March 10
5:00 pm
Twisted Pine Brewing
3201 Walnut St

Join us for our biweekly EDC Social. Socials are a wonderful and informal way to get to know EDC students and others interested in development.  This week we  will meet up at the Twisted Pine Brewery. Appetizers will be provided. 
Successful 2016 WASH Symposium

The 2016 Colorado WASH Symposium was a huge success! Over 200 people registered and over 100 were present each day. Those in attendance enjoyed wonderful presentations by Darren Saywell, Evan Thomas, Mimi Jenkins, Jenna Davis, Andrew Longley and Christine Moe. New learnings were presented and strategies challenged in four  stimulating  panel discussions. The organizing committee would like to thank everyone who participated, and remind you to fill out the evaluation
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.
World Affairs Challenge

Saturday, March 5
Regis University

The World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is a year-long enterprise of growing the capacity of youth to think and act globally, the very centerpiece of WAC is its annual spring competition.  High school students will examine the first of three annual themes starting with Smart Villages - how remote, often off-grid, communities are integrating the basic necessities of life - water, agriculture, energy, sanitation, health, and education - to enhance the lives of some two billion inhabitants of the Earth. Judges and mentors are needed. Click here for more information. 
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. 
Water Supply & Treatment for Developing Communities Workshop

July 25 - 31
Application Deadline: May 15
Location: Mexico

Caminos de Agua and Aqueous Solutions will be hosting an intensive participatory workshop entitled  Special Topics in Water Supply & Treatment for Developing Communities.  Course Topics Include:  Biochar for Control of Persistent Organic Pollutants,  Bone Char for Control of Inorganic Contaminants,  Rainwater Harvesting & Safe Storage, Ceramic Filtration,  Gravity Fed Water Supply in Rugged Terrain, and Solar-PV Pump Supply ! For m ore info and to apply online click here
Employment Opportunities
B2P Bridge Corps Fellowship

Bridge Corps Fellowship applicants are taken from Bridge Corps members who are interested in long-term field placements. If you are interested in participating in a 6-12 month fellowship placement, first register as a member of Bridges to Prosperity's  Bridge Corps. Ideal candidate would be a young engineering professional with international travel experience, who has spent time on rural construction projects, and has an interest in international development.This position requires a minimum six-month commitment in Bolivia, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti or Rwanda. See website for more information. 
Kimetrica Research Intern Assistant

Kimetrica's mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. They provide software, research, advisory and training services for evidence-based decision making and learning. The objective of this position is to assist in effective data management, analysis and science services to Kimetrica's clients, which include leading international NGOs, international organizations and governments. See here for more information. 
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