Mortenson Center Digest - March 04 , 2019
CU Events
Environmental Engineering Seminars

Fri. March 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Sybil Sharvelle
Graywater Reuse 

Fri. March 15, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm
Ingrid Mielke-Maday
Characterizing and quantifying emissions  from oil and gas production using source signatures and inverse modeling with AERMOD.
Developing Good Writing Habits
March 13, 2019, 10am-12:00pm
University Memorial Center (UMC), 247

Learn tips to improve your writing. 
International Environmental Impact Assesment
Summer Course 2019, Maymester
CVEN 5834/4834 (3 credits)
Taught by visiting faculty Paola Guerra from ESPOL, in Ecuador

This course will cover the analysis of international engineering projects considering the cause-effect relationship between the project activities and existing environmental components. Contact  Course details.
Become a CWA Student Ambassador
Tuesdays, 7pm
Humanities 186

The Conference on World Affairs (CWA) Student Volunteer Committee seeks ambassadors. Students are paired with speakers based on their interests and speaker's expertise. Ambassadors will have lunch with their assigned speaker, show them around campus and often gain valuable advice and career connections. 
Webinars & Online Courses
WHO Toolkit for WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases
Wed. Mar. 6, 2019, 6:00am
Hosted by the World Health Organization and SuSanA

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NGO) network, have joined forces to create a comprehensive new toolkit to drive collaboration between WASH stakeholders and disease control programs. The toolkit is an effort to build on real-life program experience, providing a step-by-step guide to joint planning and implementation.   Learn more and register here.
Social (In)Justice in Coastal Relocation
March 13, 2019, 12:00pm - Live webcast
By A.R. Siders, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment

The effects of climate changes are forcing more and more communities to retreat from the coasts. Retreat is controversial and has been show to cause economic, social and psychological harms to the people who relocate.This talk will describe what has been learned and what more there is still left to learn about retreat. Webcast.
How To Be A Sphere Champion
Self-directed online course

Learn how to promote Sphere within your network, and how this benefits the people affected by crisis and disaster that you serve. Initially developed by non-governmental organisations, along with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Sphere standards have become a primary reference tool for national and international government and non-governmental agencies.  Register for the class.
Jobs & Opportunities
Post-doctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment Interactions
March 6, 2019 - Application review begins
Aug. 2019 - Start date

CU Population Center (CUPC) at CU Boulder is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in population-environment research. Candidates must have a PhD in social sciences related to CUPC research themes. Learn more. Direct questions to
USAID/OFDA Graduate Student Fellowships In Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements
Fri. March 15, 2019, 5:00pm - Extended Deadline
Summer 2019 - Fellowship

The US Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) seeks to support the thesis or professional report writing efforts of two Fellows. The ideal candidate is a first-year, Masters-level graduate student. How to apply.
Saha Global Leadership Program
Various Wednesdays - Online Info Sessions
Sun. March 17, 2019 - Summer Application Deadline

Saha brings leaders from around the world to Ghana for three weeks to help train local women to launch profitable social enterprises, which bring clean drinking water to the community for the first time. All of the revenue from the business stays in the community and is managed by the women entrepreneurs. Mortenson Center student Rana Abdel-Sattar completed the Global Leadership Program in 2015 and said, "It was a very inspiring and educational field experience".
Techstars Sustainability Accelerator 
Accepting Applications
Sun. Apr. 7, 2019 - Application Deadline
July 29-Oct. 30, 2019 - Mentorship program (13 wks)

Applications are currently being accepted for the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Find out more. 
Social Entrepreneur Corps
Fri., April 26, 2019, Application Deadline
May 26-July 19, 2019 (8 wks)

The  Social Entrepreneur Corps  is a new social entrepreneurship and leadership program. It is grassroots consulting for communities, social enterprises and NGOs focused on community development, artisan work, youth leadership and farmers' co-ops. It will be led by Greg Van Kirk, the Ashoka Globalizer and World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Apply.
Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Currently Accepting Solution Proposals

MIT Solve seeks tech entrepreneurs within the Oceti Sakowin, Navajo Nation, and Hopi Tribe communities with solutions that support and scale sustainable economic development and resiliency. Selected Fellows will receive a minimum of $10,000 and take part in the flagship Solve at MIT event in May 2019.  Learn more.
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