MCEDC Digest, September 26 , 2016
Are You Registered to Vote?

Even though election day is less than 45 days away, there's still time to ensure that you are registered to vote either by absentee ballot or at your current address!  Check out this non-partisan website for details on how to get registered or to check your registration status while there's still time (in most states).
Program News & Announcements
Current EDC Students: Get Your Devex Career Account

  As an exclusive benefit for our EDC students, we have arranged for each of you to have a Devex Career Account.  Devex connects 700,000+ global development professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities (according to their website).  Once you've signed up for your career account, you'll have access to information including "premium" job listings and articles that are only available to members. All current EDC students were emailed a link on 9/14/16.  If you didn't get the private link, contact Robyn Sandekian at
EDC Social Media Revamp

MCEDC is in the process of revamping our social media and we'd love content from you!  If you'd like to contribute to the MCEDC blog, please sign up here. We're also looking to showcase student awards, papers, presentations, etc. on other platforms. If you'd like your work to be highlighted -- or want to recommend a fellow EDCer -- please contact Katie Chambers at

Make sure to follow MCEDC on Facebook , Twitter( @mcedc_cu ), Instagram ( mcedc_cu ), and LinkedIn !

Faculty & Student Work Highlighted

A blog written by Assoc. Professor Amy Javernick-Will and PhD candidate Aaron Opdyke is highlighted on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction website.  Check out the blog here.
FREE Online Course
Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program are re-launching the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on October 17th.

Watch the trailer and find more info  here.
Sign up for the course at their  website .

EDC Student Group News & Events
Breakfast Discussion

Friday September 30, 2016
8:30am to 9:30am (Note corrected time!)
Location: Dot's Diner on the Hill

Come out to our third breakfast discussion of the year! This week we will be discussing religion and its role in development. There will be no reading for this week. If you have any suggestions for future discussions, please let us know here.  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 this spreadsheet. 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
ENVS Fall Colloquium Series

The Environmental Studies Program hosts weekly lectures that are free and open to the public. Check out the schedule and subscribe to their newsletter .
SPOUTS of Water - Finalist for WAF Award

SPOUTS of W ater, a ceramic water filter manufacturer in Uganda,  is among the top 9 finalists for the WAF (Water Air Food) Awards! 175 applicants from five continents have submitted inspiring projects that secure water, air and food to communities around the world.
Check them out on Facebook and give them your vote! You can vote once a day, so please remember to vote everyday and share with your friends!

Environmental Engineering Seminar

October 21, 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.

  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
STE 2016 -  Paper Submissions Due October 3rd

The 5th International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education 2016   is accepting paper submissions. 

Conference dates: December 6-8, 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia
For more information, click here.
Discussion Panel - CASE Workshop

A free panel discussion on Wednesday Sept. 28, hosted by CIRES' Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR), will explore the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop in the spring.

More information  here.
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.
CAWST Environmental Sanitation Workshop , September 27-18, Golden, CO

SustTech 2016, October 9-11, Phoenix, AZ

UNC Water & Health Conference, October 10-14, Chapel Hill, NC

Global HumTech 2016, October 13-16, Phoenix, AZ

Global Health Advanced First Aid, October 21-23, Aurora, CO
Employment & Funding Opportunities
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 .
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.  
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.

Development in the News
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