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MCEDC Digest, April 10 , 2017
Program News & Announcements

Amy Javernick-Will received funding from CU's Innovative Seed Grant program to investigate how community participation affects structural performance of post-disaster shelter in Ecuador. Abbie Liel is the co-PI, Casie Venable is the GRA, and Danielle Rivera from ENVD is also involved.
Seeking Self- Nominations for the 2017-18 Student Leadership Team Representative!

The Mortenson Center's leadership team includes a student representative whose role is to act as a conduit of information for program students to/from the leadership group.  This individual attends weekly staff meetings, quarterly meetings of the Center's External Advisory Board, and and will be active in programming development and implementation. Students who are interested in holding this role for the 2017 - 2018 academic year should write a brief statement of interest that will be shared on the ballot.  If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit your name and brief bio via this form by 11:59pm on April 15, 2017. Voting will take place the week of April 18-22, 2017.  For more information about this role, contact Nick Valcourt (2015-16 rep and 2016-17 co-rep) or Allie Davis (2016-17 co-rep).
EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Social This Week

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5 pm
1149 13th St

Join your friends for appetizers and camaraderie. Questions? Ask Amber Schrum.
Other Local Events
2017 Conference on World Affairs at CU

April 10-14, 2017

This year's conference incorporates a new variety of session formats, performances, and interactive features that will focus on the themes of Why Food Matters: A Taste of Things to Come; Space Exploration; and Democracy Now. See the week's Program and Schedule or use the CWA App with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.
OpenRefine Data-Wrangling Workshop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12 - 1 pm
Norlin Library, Rm E113

Do you have messy data? OpenRefine, a free and open-source application used for cleaning and transforming data, can help. Phil White will introduce participants to the OpenRefine interface and walk through cleaning up some common messy-data problems. Bring your own laptop with OpenRefine pre-installed. Walk-ins are welcome but advance registration is recommended.
The Future of Research Funding in a New Political Climate

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4 - 5 pm
Sievers Conference Room (SEEC S228)

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with Jim White, Director of INSTAAR and professor of GEOL and EVS; Alan Townsend, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and professor of ENVS and former NSF program director; and, Jack Waldorf, Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations & Outreach. Speakers will share their perspectives on the forecast for research funding, insights into scientific agency budget decision-making, and ideas for preparing to adapt as early career scientists. 
Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Chemical Attacks in Idlib, Syria

Friday, April 14, 2017
Colorado State Capitol, Denver

The International Rescue Committee and Meet the Middle East have arranged a candlelight vigil at the Colorado State Capitol for the victims of the recent chemical attacks in Idlib, Syria. For details email Maytham Alshadood.
March for Science - Denver Teach-in

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Civic Center Park, 10 am - 2 pm

The Teach-in is a gathering of scientists, educators, and leaders from a variety of disciplines to discuss their work, effective science communication strategies, and training in public advocacy. There will be a designated seating area.  Space will be limited, so please register ASAP.
Innovators Dinner: An Evening with MIT D-Lab Founder, Amy Smith

Friday, May 5, 2017
Posner Center, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join the Innovators Dinner to learn about the power of simple design and innovations in international development with Amy Smith, the Founder of MIT D-Lab. Smith was selected as a 2004 MacArthur Fellow, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential for her work promoting local innovation and technology creation. The evening will include a social hour, dinner and a formal program featuring a keynote address by Amy Smith.
General Public $90, Tenant/Member Staff $75   Register Now! 
Conferences and Workshops
UN Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for a Changing World

The second annual multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)  for the Sustainable Development Goals will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on May 15 and 16, 2017. This year's discussions wil l focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14.

The Mortenson Center will apply to host a side event (discussion) on An Integrated Approach to the SDGs and is seeking EDC students who would like to help develop and run this event.  Please contact Robyn by email ( sandekian@colorado.edu) for more information. 
Grand Challenges Summit

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

OU International WaTER Conference

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference will be held in Norman, OK on September 18-19, 2017. Check out the conference website for more information.
EDC Conference Travel and Research Travel
Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center now offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences and to students who are conducting EDC-relevant research for their MS thesis or PhD dissertation.. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
OpenIDEO is Hiring! 

Join a team that supports a collaborative and innovative environment where diverse skills from entrepreneurship to design come together to address societal challenges.

Apply to be a Visual/User Experience Designer by participating in the Join the OpenIDEO Team Challenge. Using the OpenIDEO process to hire the next team member, shortlisted candidates will be exhibited at IDEO San Francisco.

If you have a passion for managing communities, cross-pollination and helping entrepreneurs get their ideas to the next level, APPLY to be OpenIDEO's Community Manager.
Digital Learning Design Assistant 

The CU Graduate School Digital Learning Initiatives program is seeking a Summer Graduate Assistant to provide instructional design  and project support for in-development Coursera courses. $17-20/hr, 20-40 hrs/wk  Job Description and How to Apply

Application Deadline: April 16, 2017
2017 Huawei Seeds for the Future Program 

A fully-funded overseas experience in ICT designed to bridge the gap ICT instruction at universities and the practical skills required in the workplace. The program combines language and culture training, hands-on training at Huawei's headquarters in China, and the opportunity to learn from professionals in the ICT field. Program Dates: July 7-22, 2017.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 For more details and application
Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research 

CU Engage is now accepting applications for the Community-Based Research Graduate Fellowship, which is designed to enable students to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. The goal is to broaden who participates in knowledge production and its use to raise awareness or develop solutions for pressing public problems.  2016-17 Fellows work for better air quality in Denver communities

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 For Requirements and Application
Receive up to $25K for your high-impact invention!

The E-Team Program is a competitive national grant program that provides up to $25,000 in funding for students working to commercialize their high-impact science and technology inventions. Students also receive hands-on and interactive training, the opportunity to step back from the lab and think about commercial potential, and access to a national network of innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Applications Due: May 3, 2017  Guidelines and to Apply
Paid Water and Development Internship

Water 2017 is a one-year initiative of Advocates for Development Assistance aiming to elevate and mainstream global water security across US foreign policy. Water 2017 is hiring a full-time, paid intern (preferably senior undergrad or grad student) to assist with projects that support their advocacy, communications, and research efforts. The intern will support the CEO and Deputy Director. 

Start date: late April or early May, End date: June 30, 2017. Based in DC.  Job Posting
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