MCEDC Digest, September 12, 2016
Program News & Announcements
Bryan Bei Zambia
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 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. More details available here...
EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Seminar with Dr. Woldezion Mesghianna, PhD, PE

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00pm to 7:00pm 
DLC Collaboratory, Room DLC 1B70

Please mark your calendars for the first EDC seminar of the semester when we will host Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, president and principal engineer of Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc.  Dr. Mesghinna 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.  Read more...
EDC Student Group Resources

The EDC Calendar is now publicly available, and you can add it to your calendar by copying the following iCal link and pasting it into your calendar software:   Add this to your calendar software . If you are using Google Calendar, click on the downward-facing arrow in a box to the right of "Other Calendars" on the left side of the screen.  Then, click "Add by URL", paste in the link above, and voila!  The "EDC Events" calendar should show up under your "Other Calendars".
EDC Student Contact List on Google Drive
If you want to be listed, just add your information to the google docs form. The link to this form will be shared with the EDC student list serv rather than made public here.  Contact Amber Schrum ( if you have questions or would like the link directly.

Fall Speaker Series Planning is Underway
Do you know someone who would be a great speaker for the fall series?   Please take a moment to fill out their contact info on the spreadsheet at the link below. Also, there is a second tab for if you (or a student you know) have an interesting 5-10 minute EDC-related story/experience to share before the speaker. Please email Eric Peterson ( ) with any questions.

WASH Symposium Planning Meetings

Every Wednesday
1:00pm to 2:00pm 
CEAE Graduate Student Lounge, Room ECCE 162
(across from the Bechtel computer lab)

The WASH Symposium  is a two-day event that brings together academics, practitioners, students, and community members to discuss relevant topics in water, sanitation, and hygiene globally. It's an entirely student-driven event and the planning starts now! Students interested in helping with the event planning should attend these weekly meetings and email Matt Bentley ( with any questions.
Are you Interested in K-12 Outreach?
The EDC Student Group is considering student outreach opportunities in K-12 teaching in Boulder County - both in school and after school. In order to set up this program, Matt Bentley and Sierra Johnson would like to know who is interested. Please contact Sierra at if you would like to discuss being involved in K-12 outreach this year.  Please contact Sierra by Friday, September 16, 2016 if you are interested.
Other Local Events
Doctors Without Borders Is Recruiting

September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd St., Denver

Join Doctors Without Borders headquarters staff and a Colorado-based Doctors Without Borders aid worker and construction / water & sanitation specialist for a presentation and Q&A session to learn how your expertise is needed to run medical programs in more than 60 countries around the world.  Find more details here .
Environmental Engineering Seminar

September 23, 2016
Noon to 1:00pm

Join PhD candidate Wyatt Champion as he discusses Navajo home heating practices and their impacts on indoor air quality and human health.

  2016 Fall Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
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
EDC Relevant Conferences/Workshops
Environmental Sanitation Workshop
Image by CAWST is licensed under CC BY 4.0 / Adaptation.

September 27-28, 2016
Healing Waters Headquarters (Golden)
Cost = $300.00

This workshop, delivered by CAWST and hosted by Healing Waters  gives you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively protect and promote human health and well-being by providing a clean environment and breaking the cycle of disease. This training takes a broader look at the community and addresses different, but interconnected, aspects, including human and animal excreta management, solid waste management, vector control and domestic wastewater management. Click here for more information.
SustTech 2016 Conference

October 9 - 11, 2016
Airport Marriott, Phoenix Arizona
Cost is $325-$475 (early bird reduced fee ends 9/14/16)

The IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2016) aims to explore the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability. If you are passionate about the environment and sustainability, if you are developing innovative solutions to drive sustainable development, if you are interested in connecting to, learning from and collaborating with engineering, science, technology and community leaders,  attend SusTech 2016. Learn more on the conference website and by reviewing this flier.
UNC Water & Health Conference

October 10-14, 2016
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Cost = $275.00

Join the growing group of EDC students who will be presenting and attending at this year's  Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy.  O rganized by The Water Institute at UNC, sessions consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.  Learn more on the conference website .
Global HumTech 2016 Conference

October 13 - 16, 2016
Airport Marriott, Phoenix Arizona
Cost is $300-$325 for IEEE Student Members

The IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is a global humanitarian technology conference focused on bringing together people to address the critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world. It is an opportunity for IEEE to work with NGOs to identify the most pressing needs. Learn more on the conference website and by reviewing this flier.
ASEE 2017 Abstract Submissions Due

October 16, 2016

If you want to present your relevant work at next year's American Society of Engineering Education Conference & Exposition in Columbus, OH in June 2017, then now's the time to submit an abstract!  Read the details in the Author's Kit .  Our students and faculty frequently present in the Community Engagement division, International Forum, and Civil/Environmental Engineering divisions.
Global Health Advanced First Aid (GHAFA) class

October 21 - 23, 2016
CU Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora, CO)
Cost is $345 to $395

The CU School of Medicine faculty will teach an innovative three-day program to prepare global workers, travelers, and students to identify and respond to common first aid, emergency, and serious medical situations in an international, austere environment. Emphasis is on prevention, assessment, and self-treatment. Instruction includes a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on practice, and scenarios. Learn more on the class website.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Are you Seeking a Funded Research Project?

A team of faculty from CU Boulder and the University of Washington has been granted a 3-year award through the NSF to study the formation of cultures of ethical community engagement in university-based engineering-for-development (EfD) programs. If you're interested in this project, please contact Shawhin directly ( or at 510-928-8846)  Applicants are required to be in high academic standing, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and ideally, affiliated with MCEDC. You will be asked to submit a CV, provide two professional or academic references, and a 500- to 700-word statement of interest.   Read more about the   project and application requirements .  
Rotary District 5450 Scholarships

Pre-qualification Application Deadline:  October 1, 2016

Rotary Scholarships now focus on identifying students with strong experience in humanitarian service who want to enhance their background through graduate studies in one of Rotary's six identified Areas of Focus.  These scholars are selected based on work experience, proposed studies and future career plans and are evaluated in light of Rotary's new motto: "Doing Good in the World."   See more on the Rotary District 5450 website .
Check out the Jobs & Internships at the Posner Center

The Posner Center maintains a jobs and internship board on their website. Check out the current opportunities, and if you want to do so, sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date on all the latest events and opportunities there.

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