MCEDC Digest, April 11, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Spring Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 12
5:00 pm
DLC Collaboratory
Please join us for our last Spring Speaker Series event of the semester. This event will feature two speakers: Mark Duey and Teju Ravilochan.  Mark Duey is Latin America Regional Manager at Water For People. Mark will present Water For People's approach to help governments achieve SDG-6, ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Te ju Ravilochan is co-founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Institute. He is a CU alumnus, completing his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs in 2008.   Unreasonable Institute gets entrepreneurs what they need to scale solutions to the world's biggest problems.   Teju will be sharing about some of the work the Unreasonable Institute has done and is doing. Refreshments will be provided. 
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EDC Certificate Celebration

Friday, April 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ECOT 831 & 832

Students graduating this spring with EDC Certificates will be presented with their certificates at a celebration this Friday. All EDC students are invited and should have received an invitation via email and survey link in order to RSVP. Please RSVP by Wednesday at noon.  If you have not yet RSVP'd, please do so here  
Congratulations to Kaitlin Mattos and Matthew Bentley

Congratulations to Kaity and Matt who were both awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! This is a highly competitive program with only 2,000 candidates selected out of 17,000 applicants.
Upcoming EDC Student Defenses

Tim Clarkin M.S. Thesis Defense

Monday, April 11
12:00 pm
SEEC Building, S265

Join Tim as he presents his research entitled "Exploring the Effects of Constraints on Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm Performance in Water Resources." His research seeks to better understand how multiobjective evolutionary algorithms (MOEA) are used in optimizing water resources models.
Fabien Maillard M.S. Report Defense

Thursday, April 14
10:00 am
ECAE 199 (Onizuka Conference Room)

Join Fabien as he presents his research entitled "A system approach to community development dynamic modeling: the case study of Namsaling, Nepal". His research aims to explore ways to increase our understanding of the underlying behavior of a developing community through the use of system thinking and dynamic modeling. 
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EDC Representative Election

The Mortenson Center is currently seeking candidates for the student representative on the leadership committee during the 2016-17 academic year. This position acts as a conduit of program information between students and the leadership group. If you would like to be considered for this elected position, please send  Robyn Sandekian  your name and a brief  statement (175 word maximum) describing your interest and participation in the program to date, as well as a convincing argument as to why your peers should vote you into this position.  Statements of interest are due today (April 11 th) and voting will open on the 12th.   
Other Events
Posner Center Student Open House

Wednesday, April 13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1031 33rd St., Denver

Are you interested in international opportunities? Looking for an internship? Graduating soon and starting the job search? Looking to volunteer with an international organization? Join in on the evening of April 13th for the annual Posner Center Open House. This is the one night of the year their doors are  open only to students. It's your chance to walk directly into an organization's headquarters and connect directly with them -  no meeting or pre-scheduled informational interview required. See  flyer or  website for more information and to register. 
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Positions with Unreasonable Institute

Applications Due: April 15

The Unreasonable Institute is now hiring for 18 new positions!  Their mission is to b ecome the largest and most effective platform in the world for entrepreneurs solving the world's largest problems.  See here for more information. 
Peace Corps Response

Peace Corps Response currently has 105 openings for short-term (6 mo. to a year) professional positions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia in the areas of health, environment, education, business development, and more.  Peace Corps Response provides qualified professionals the opportunity to serve in rewarding, short-term assignments, in various programs around the world. When you serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, you bring your skills and experience to projects in places where you are needed most. Click here for more information.
USAID Tanzania WASH Specialist

USAID is looking for a WASH Project Management Specialist in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  This person will manage projects and  activities in support of Economic Growth in Tanzania and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of USAID/Tanzania's high visibility integrated programming by supporting and contributing to Tanzania's priority agenda of the development and application of harmonized WASH sector wide guidelines. See flyer for more information. 
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