MCEDC Digest, April 4, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Breakfast & Discussion

Friday, April 8
9:00 am
Dot's Diner On the Hill
1333 Broadway

Join us for breakfast and a discussion with fellow EDCers. As you know, many of those currently in leadership positions in EDC will be graduating this year. This week we will gather to learn from graduating EDC students and discuss possibilities for next fall. 
Upcoming EDC Student Defenses

Laura Kohler Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, April 6
1:00 pm

Join Laura as she presents her research entitled "Statistical Modeling on On-site Wastewater Treatment System Life Cycle Performance and Risk". This dissertation research was developed to fill a gap in performance-based knowledge of on-site wastewater treatment system function, especially the likelihood of system failure over lifetime operation. 

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. Thesis 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 by April 11 th and voting will open on the 12th.   
EDC Courses Offered Next Fall

Sustainable Community Development 1
Course Number: CVEN 5919
Professor: Rita Klees

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 
Course Number: CVEN 5969
Professor: Rita Klees & TBD

Market Approaches to Development
Course Number: EDEN 5001
Professor: Francy Milner
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MCEDC Conference Funding

The Mortenson Center has limited funds available to help offset the costs of current EDC Certificate students who are presenting papers or posters at professional conferences.  EDC students can apply for up to $300 to support their travel expenses by completing this application
Other Events
68th Annual Conference on World Affairs

April 4 - 8
CU Campus

The Conference on World Affairs is a conference on "everything conceivable" with speakers from all over the world. All events are free and open to the public, and students have priority. Here are just a few of the panels each day that may be of interest:

Monday, April 4
International Migration 9:00 am, Wolf Law Wittmyer Courtroom
ARIA: Why I Risk My Life to Bring You the News - 11:00 am, UMC 235
Views and Voices of Islam - 1:00 pm, UMC Center Ballroom
When the Oceans Rise  - 1:00 pm, Old Main Chapel

Tuesday, April 5
Rethinking Attitudes Toward Sustainability - 11:00 am, UMC West Ballroom
Disruptive Innovation Could Save the World - 2:00 pm, ATLAS Black Box
Clean Water: Human Right or Budget Issue - 3:30 pm, UMC West Ballroom
Things You Should Know Before Volunteering Abroad - 3:30 pm, Old Main Chapel

Wednesday, April 6
Reality Check of Women's Rights Across Cultures - 9:00 am, UMC East Ballroom
Democracy is Winning the World - or Not - 11:00 am, UMC Center Ballroom
Impacto de los Extranjeros en el Ciclo de la Pobreza - 12:00 pm, Flemming 155
Technological Solutions to World Hunger - 3:00 pm, UMC East Ballroom

Thursday, April 7
Working Together to Improve Global Health - 9:00 am, Macky Auditorium
Climate Change, Inequality, and Economic Growth - 9:30 am, Old Main Chapel
What About Latin America - 11:00 am, UMC West Ballroom
La Participacion de la Mujer para Cambiar el Balance de la Pobreza Mundial - 2:00 pm, ATLAS Black Box

Friday, April 8
Tackling Global Poverty - 1:00 pm, UMC 235
Sustainable Development is Not a Pipe Dream - 3:00 pm, UMC 235
Educate a Girl: Change the World - 3:00 pm, Old Main Chapel
Water, Water... Not Everywhere - 3:00 pm, Muenzinger E0046
Buff Talks: Engineering in Developing Communities Panel

Tuesday, April 5
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ECCR 200

Join in for this interesting panel sponsored by career services. Panelists will include: Allegra Da Silva from MWH Global, Cathy Leslie from Engineering Without Borders USA, Joe Tamburini from  Tetra Tech Inc. and  Christina Barstow from DelAgua Health. 
Employment & Funding Opportunities
CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research

Application Open: Week of March 28
Due: April 11

CU Engage's one-of-a-kind Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research models a strategy for universities to prepare doctoral students for public scholarship. Whereas emerging scholars are often forced to make a choice - "either engage in the community or do peer-reviewed research" - this fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. In CBR, university researchers collaborate with people directly impacted by an issue to formulate a research project or creative project that examines an issue of public concern. Visit website for more information. 
ARPA-E Fellow Position

ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and economic analyses. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E  Fellows influence the direction of American energy innovation,  engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials. Prior experience in energy and/or commercialization is not necessary. Click here for more information and to apply.
The Level Market Internship

The Level Market is seeking a marketing intern to organize and manage contact database and execute an outreach campaign which includes: email, social media and ongoing list management.  The Level Market is the world's first e-commerce platform for the aid and development industry.   This internship is unpaid, but will work with the University on credit.  Email resumes to Blake McKinlay
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