MCEDC Weekly Digest
Welcome to the first Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MCEDC) digest of the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this digest is to keep you informed about EDC-related events and opportunities in the CU-Boulder community and beyond. You can expect to receive the digest weekly. If you wish to receive less frequent contact, please specify your desired contact frequency (monthly/quarterly/yearly) via email to  Alternatively, you can unsubscribe using the button at the bottom of this page.  
Program Headlines
New Leadership Team

Professors Bernard Amadei and Karl Linden have accepted roles as the new Faculty Co-Directors of the MCEDC, effective July 1, 2015. Joining them will be Assistant Professor Amy Javernick-Will as Associate Director for Graduate Education and Research and Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Rita Klees as Associate Director for Outreach. Keep reading .
Assistant Professor Javernick-Will

Dr. Rita Klees
Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Rita Klees
Student Group Update

Late last year, a group of EDC students decided to form an official student group to help connect EDC community members cross the boundaries of yearly cohorts and disciplinary groupings by increasing the number and types of events available for EDC students and to provide a venue for program input. The EDC Student Group will be having its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday September 9 at 11am in the Graduate Student Lounge, room ECCE 162,(across from Bechtel Lab). The group will be meeting to brainstorm some events for the upcoming semester and delegating tasks and roles to members of the group. Everyone is welcome! Bring your ideas and EDC Enthusiasm! Contact if you have any questions!
Upcoming CU Events
CEAE Department Fall Career Fair Activities, Week of September 14-18, 2015
Check out the CEAE career fair activities flier online.

Welcome back!

The Mortenson Center will be hosting a 2015-2016 kickoff BBQ for EDC students on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Please  RSVP here  if you plan to attend.
Upcoming Community Events
The Foundation Center will be hosting a webinar titled  "Anatomy of a Suc cessful Fun draising  Appeal Letter" Thursday, September 10 from 12-1:30pm. Cost is $95.

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is currently holding a thematic discussion on the topic of "Sustainable Development Goals: enough to end the sanitation crisis?" The forum is brok en down into four main topics run by various experts and runs through Monday, September 14.

Global Health Connections (GHC), our new seat partner at the Posner Center for International Development (more on that in the next digest), is having their 3rd annual 5k walk/run event Saturday, September 19th on Denver's Auraria campus. All proceeds support maternal health care provided in Leogane, Haiti--the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake.

El Porvenir will be hosting its 14th annual Nicaraguan Dinner Fundraiser  and Auction Sunday, September 27 in Denver. Tickets are $20 per person.

Upcoming Deadlines
ALTEC offers non-credit foreign language courses. These 8-week courses include various levels of Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, and French.  The courses cost  $75 for CU staff, grad students, retirees, and their spouses, and $150 for all other community members.

Classes begin September 21 and run through November 12. See the schedules and enroll here.
The Dean's Graduate Student Research Grant A wards are competitive awards sponsored by the Graduate School that support the research, scholarship and creative work of graduate students from all departments.  Grants range up to $10,000 per proposal. Almost any type of research or creative project may be funded. Applications due  September 24 at 12pm .

Contact Patty Krus in the Graduate School at with any questions.
Seeking Employment Opportunities? is a collection of academic vacancies in engineering and technology schools worldwide.

Visit their website to see current openings.
The Devex International Development website is a great place to learn about current events in international development and to find jobs.
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