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MCEDC Digest, Sept. 18 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
1st Practicum Presentation

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5 - 6:30 pm
ECCR 265, Auditorium in the Engineering Center Classroom Wing

All students who RSVP'd are expected to attend and those who did not yet note their availability are highly encouraged to attend. Remember, CVEN 5919 students must attend 4 of the 5 sessions.
Got Photos? Upload them ASAP!

If you have photos of your practicum or other EDC-relevant activities that are okay for use in official publications and website promotional material, please upload them to the MCEDC Photo Bank on the program's Google Drive. 
EDC Student Group News & Events
Development Breakfast Discussion

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9 am
LePeep, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Come join us for our first breakfast discussion of the academic year and get to know your fellow students! Every other week we'll meet up for breakfast to discuss a relevant topic in development. This week we will be discussing our motivations for entering the development sector, and our role as graduate students. Contact Caleb.Cord@colorado.edu if you have any questions.
What is the WASH Symposium?

The Colorado WASH Symposium is an annual gathering of academics, practitioners, government representatives and organizations focused on WASH programs in both domestic and international contexts. In the past 5 years, we have hosted 65 top-tier speakers from 60 organizations working in 20+ countries, and 600+ attendees. 

AND the entire Symposium has always been TOTALLY student organized and run. We are counting on your help to continue this great event! Email  Sierra.Johnson@colorado.edu for more information!
Campus Events
Vulnerability & Disaster Response Panel

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6 - 7:30 pm
Education 220

Drawing on fieldwork based case studies and ethical theory, panelists will examine how disaster response is influenced by vulnerability - and how it could be improved. They will explore h ow disaster response, state disaster policy, and affected citizen groups can effectively address populations "left behind" by inequalities in race, class, gender, and bodily impairment.
Intro to R Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10 am - 12 pm
Norlin Library E206

No prior coding experience is necessary. This is the first of a 4-part Fall 2017 semester R workshop series. This first session will focus on loading data, basic functions to manipulate a dataset, and review common errors. Space is limited so please register here

For more workshop options this semester, see their full calendar!
Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

In face of irreversible climate tipping points and the failure of statutory law to control carbon dioxide pollution, youth around the world are suing their governments to act before it is too late. Join Mary Wood, Professor at University of Oregon, to discuss the Atmospheric Trust Litigation in the face of climate urgency and the federal government's policy to spur production of fossil fuels. You must register to attend this free seminar
Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, September 21, 2017 10 am - 3 pm
Idea Forge in the Fleming Building

Bargaining & Negotiation Seminar

Friday, September 22, 2017 11 am - 12 pm
Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) 155B

Join Professor Nicholas Flores of the Economics Department for the interdisciplinary pro-seminar on Bargaining & Negotiation. Snacks will be provided. 
Local Events and Webinars
Free Webinar: Resilience - Planning on Disaster and Preparing for Disruption

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12-1 pm

With a changing climate, increasingly stressed infrastructure, and growing security threats, we must take steps towards preventing and mitigating the duration and severity of water service interruptions. This webinar provides a basic framework for small water systems resilience planning, and various tools and resources. Register for this FREE webinar.
Free Webinar: Methodology for Small Systems to Evaluate & Select Treatment Technologies

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12-1:30 pm

Join Dr. Chad Seidel, Technical Director of the DeRISK Center at CU Boulder, and Dr. Scott Summers, CU Boulder EVEN Program Director and DeRISK Center Director, to learn more about the decision support methodology developed by the DeRISK Center to prioritize water utilities' criteria and compare technologies. For more information and to register for the FREE webinar.
Attend the Rotary WASH Symposium for FREE if you sign up fast!

Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Denver, CO

The Rotary club has 40 scholarships available for students or teachers to attend the "Building WASH" workshop for free! Space is limited, so it is first come first serve and you MUST register online with the code SCHOLAR17. 
Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

November 3-5, 2017 in  Golden, CO

Join us to discuss natural building topics, including straw bale, hempcrete, adobe, natural plaster, wood framing, building science, passiv-haus, masonry, and natural building insurance. Click here for registration, information and full schedule.
Conferences and Workshops
Impact.Engineered

October 18, 2017 in New York City

Impact.Engineered is a forum for recognizing and amplifying the role of engineers' curiosity and rigor in solving global challenges. Join their inaugural event to meet and learn from social entrepreneurs, engineers, makers, designers, industry leaders, and rising stars who are shaping the future of business and engineering. For more information.
EDC Conference Presentation  Travel Grants

The Mortenson Center now offers small travel grants to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities. Due to limited funding available, only students who are presenting EDC-relevant work can be funded by the Mortenson Center.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Part-time Flood Recovery Program Assistant

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

The City of Longmont/Boulder County Collaborative is hiring a paid, part-time temporary assistant for their Flood Recovery Program. They are looking for someone to assist with intake and review of Round 3 CDBG-DR infrastructure applications and grant awards from Boulder County for $10-15 million to be awarded.  For more information!
Knowledge & Research Advisor

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology is hiring a Knowledge & Research Advisor to support practitioners to start, strengthen, and grow their WASH programs; and to identify program implementation barriers and ways to overcome them. Based in Calgary, Canada and some travel is required.  For more information!
Hiring Deputy Director

Application Deadline: October 4, 2017

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is seeking a Deputy Director for their Water Programme. This position is a strategic investment to contribute to innovative approaches to promote a shared global agenda around the delivery of the water SDGs in Africa and Asia. For more details on the job posting
B2P Headquarters is Hiring!

Application Deadline: October 13, 2017

Bridges to Prosperity is growing rapidly and they have several positions to be filled, including a Marketing and Communications Manager, and an Operations Associate.  Check out their website for more information!
NSF Grad Research Fellowship 
2018 Applications due October 24, 2017

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. Check here for full program details.
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