MCEDC Digest, August 22, 2016
Program News & Announcements
Welcome to the new academic year!
Orientation for New EDC Students

Friday, August 26, 2016
4:00pm to 5:00pm

All students who are new to the Engineering for Developing Communities Program certificate program, tracks, and professional master's degree are strongly encouraged to attend this information session.  This will be your opportunity to meet members of the leadership team and learn about program requirements. Plus, you'll meet the rest of this year's incoming cohort and have a chance to ask questions.
EDC Welcome Back Dinner for EDC Students & Faculty

Friday, August 26, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sherpa's Restaurant, 825 Walnut Street, Boulder

All new and continuing EDC students and faculty are invited to attend our program's welcome back dinner. Please RSVP using the meeting invitation (email) you should have received from Robyn Sandekian on Friday, 8/12/16 or email Robyn ( Please RSVP so we can tell the restaurant how many people will attend.  RSVPs due by 5:00pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
First EDC Student Group Meeting
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location To Be Determined

EDC student group leaders welcome you to attend the first group meeting of the year. This meeting will introduce you to the student group and provide an opportunity for you to give input regarding what activities you'd like to see (and run) this academic year.  Stay tuned for more details in next week's digest.

If you have questions, please contact Allie Davis at
EDC Seminar with Dr. Woldezion Mesghianna, PhD, PE

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00pm to 7:00pm 
Location To Be Determined

Please mark your calendars for the first EDC seminar of the semester when we will host Dr. Woldezion Mesghianna, president and principal engineer of Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc.  Dr. Mesghianna has spent the past 40+ years working in various facets of civil engineering and recently published a book titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security. The book provides a comprehensive guide to science-based engineering principles and methods that could substantially increase food production and improve living standards for the continent. 
Practicum Presentations & Community Celebration

Friday, September 16, 2016
3:00pm to 6:00pm  (presentations from 3:00 to 5:00pm, reception to follow)
Discovery Learning Center (DLC) Room 1B70 and Lobby
Please mark your calendars and join us for presentations by seven students who completed their EDC field practicums this summer.  This event will allow our students to discuss their experiences of working with host agencies, share what they learned, and answer audience questions.  A reception will be held in the lobby of the DLC following the presentations. This event is open to the public. 
Other Events
Posner Center Tours

Aug. 25th at 4:00pm; Aug. 30th at 9:00am
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd St., Denver

Have you heard about the Posner Center for International Development in Denver and wondered what it is?  Join one of their weekly tours to see the space and learn about their programs.  Click here for more information  and to register for upcoming events at the Posner Center.  Can't make it on one of these days? No problem! These tours typically occur each week on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and Thursdays at 4:00 pm.
TEDx Mile Hi - It's About Time

October 28, 2016
Temple Buell Theatre (Denver)

It's time to explore the triumph, ingenuity, and achievement of our region's brightest women. TEDx will be producing two live sessions of speakers and streaming a session from the  TEDWomen 2016 event in San Francisco . So, along with drawing inspiration from local luminaries, you'll hear from a number of TED speakers all in a single day. Learn more and buy tickets at
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology
Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  September 6, 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks (January 17 to April 7, 2017) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. This Mirzayan Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. 
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