MCEDC Digest, September 19, 2016
Program News & Announcements
Practicum Presentation Success
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this celebration!  If you missed it, don't worry. The presentations were recorded and will be available online in just a few weeks.  Stay tuned for more info.
Seeking Volunteer Social Media Managers!

Our program is recruiting 2 to 4 current EDC students who are willing to help manage the MCEDC Social Media presence. This means helping to create a strategic social media plan, developing guidelines, and managing posts on platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, the MCEDC Blog, etc. If you are interested in helping with social media, send Allie ( an email by Friday, September 23rd!
EDC Student Group News & Events
Dr. Mesghinna's Slides Available

Dr. Mesghinna's slides from his EDC seminar talk on 9/14/16 are now available online.
EDC Social - Food Trucks!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd.
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join your friends for this week's social at a way cool venue! A great opportunity to get to know each other and to ask questions / connect with some of the more "experienced" EDC students. EDC will buy appetizers; drinks are on you!   Check out the Rayback Collective Food Truck Park
Breakfast Discussion

Friday September 30, 2016
9:00am to 10:00am
Location TBD

Come out to our third breakfast discussion of the year! This week we will be discussing religion and its role in development. There will no reading for this week. See you there!
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 .
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 was shared with the EDC student list serv on 9/16/16. Contact Amber Schrum ( if you have questions.

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.
Other Local Events
Environmental Engineering Seminar

September 23, 2016      Postponed to October 21!
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.

  Updated!  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
EDC Conference Travel Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. To apply, check out the link on the MCEDC Resources website .  You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities for conference presentations.
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
Hertz Foundation Fellowships

Application deadline: October 28, 2016

For remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.   See the  Hertz Website.  
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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