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MCEDC Digest, March 6 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Support for Language Learning

Students who are seeking assistance with learning a language for their practicum assignment can now be reimbursed for either an ALTEC (non-credit) language class or a 3-month subscription to an online Rosetta Stone language training course. Students should email their request for support to  mcedc@colorado.edu explaining their need to learn a language and what language they are seeking to study.  Students who receive funding to support language lessons will be required to submit a short report on the effectiveness of the classes/software with respect to learning what they needed to function better during their field practicum. 
EDC Student Group News & Events
2017 WASH Symposium

March 7-8, 2017,  SEEC

In lieu of this week's happy hour, we encourage you to attend the networking opportunities offered through the WASH Symposium. Please register in advance for headcounts.  For more information and to Register NOW!
Lecture, Q&A with Paul Namphy

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5 pm
Benson 180

Paul Namphy, the Municipal Coordinator for Haiti's National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation of Haiti (DINEPA), will be giving a lecture followed by a Q&A session. DINEPA's Municipality Support Project collects water and sanitation data for internally-displaced persons' camps and vulnerable neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince in order to identify service gaps and partner with organizations to address these gaps. Bio
AEESP Distinguished Lecture

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11 am

During our normal breakfast time,  there will also be a lecture on "The Global Challenge for Water Supply: Is Seawater Desalination a Sustainable Solution?" with Prof. Menachem Elimelech of Yale University. A reception will follow.  For more information
Other Local Events
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Public Lecture

Tuesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolfe Law Building

Chief Littlechield, honorary chief of the Maskwacis Cree First Nation and former senator in the Canadian Parliament, will speak on indigenous entrepreneurship and fostering indigenous access to business and financial services in an increasingly global economy. This public lecture will close the two day UN Expert Seminar on Opportunities and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples' Entrepreneurship on March 6-7.
Export Yourself: Working Internationally in Denver

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Posner Center at 1031 33rd St, Denver, CO 80203

Learn what it takes to work internationally from Colorado from a panel of individuals with global careers while living in the Denver area.
Registration and event details Grad Student ($5), Non-Member ($10)
Catapult Design Spring Social

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
1115 N Broadway St Suite 108, Denver, CO 80203

Join Catapult Design at their design studio in order to learn more about what they do and to meet other creatives, social innovators, and local change-makers! Snacks and refreshments will be provided!
EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
Conference Scholarships Available for Engineering Sustainability 2017

Engineering Sustainability 2017 has funding available for a limited number of students and junior faculty members (assistant professor level) who wish to attend the conference and have research interests and/or expertise in the broad topic of sustainable engineering.  Funding will be considered up to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant and can include travel, hotel, and registration fees.   Apply here
Water for Food Global Conference 2017

This year's conference will be held April 10-12, 2017 and will focus on Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts. 

Register Now! Student Rate: $75; Faculty Rate: $250

Photography Contest: What does "water for food" look like from your perspective? Submit images that reflect "water for food" in your community to potentially win cash prizes and complimentary conference registration.  Submissions due April 3!
Grand Challenges Summit

Registration is open for the 3rd Global Grand Challenges Summit on July 18 to 20, 2017 in Washington DC. Please click http://ggcs2017.org/  for the GGCS website and to register.

EPI Conference
EPI's 2017 Energy Policy Research Conference

The premier energy policy research conference in the Western US is coming to Park City, Utah September 7-8, 2017.  

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017
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
Fritz Schumacher Award

An award intended to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to alleviating poverty in the developing world through innovative, simple and sustainable engineering and technology solutions. Winner receives a cash award of £1,000 and certificate.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017  Apply Now!
Save the Children Summer WASH, Pneumonia & Nutrition Internship

For the summer of 2017 (estimated June 5 to August 5) an intern will focus on the intersection of WASH with Pneumonia and Nutrition by assisting the WASH program director with several research projects and investigating non-traditional donors that could be partners for a WASH-Nutrition-Pneumonia strategy.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017  Job Posting
AGI Hiring Governance Adviser

Currently working to support the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria.

Apply Now!
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