Mortenson Center Digest - March 18 , 2019
Program News
Global Engineering Awards

Mortenson Center's Global Engineering Awards took place on March 4. The evening began with a reception that was co-hosted with the CO WASH Symposium. The reception was followed by opening remarks from Director Evan Thomas, who introduced Bobby Braun, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Dean Braun laid out the vision of the college to achieve global impact and how the Mortenson Center contributes to this vision. After the opening speeches, three Global Engineering Awards were given out and the evening concluded with a keynote speech by Greg Collins, the USAID Resilience Coordinator.

The following are the inaugural Global Engineering Award winners:
 
Dr. Bernard Amadei is the winner of the Global Engineering Humanitarian Award. Dr. Amadei is a Distinguished Professor and Professor of Civil Engineering at CU Boulder. He is the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders International network. 

Dr. Elizabeth Hausler is the winner of the Global Engineering Outstanding Professional Award. Dr. Hausler is the founder and CEO of Build Change and a global expert on resilient building and post-disaster reconstruction. 

Kathy Ku is the winner of the Outstanding Student Award. She is a medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she manages a free health clinic and conducts cost-effectiveness research to maximize care. She is also co-founder of SPROUTS Water in Uganda. 
From left to right: Laura MacDonald, Amy Javernick-Will, CEAS Dean Bobby Braun, Bernard Amadei, Kathy Ku, Elizabeth Hausler, Greggory Collins, Evan Thomas
New Publication in Science of the Total Environment

Professor Amy Javernick-Will, Mortenson Center Associate Director, and Professor Sherri Cook along with CVEN PhD Candidate and Mortenson Center student Allie Davis, are recently published in the journal
Science of the Total Environment . Their publication titled, The use of qualitative comparative analysis to identify pathways to successful and failed sanitation systems highlights the systematic misunderstanding of sanitation failures and the need for implementation of holistic systems to best use limited resources.
Read the publication.
CU Events
Environmental Engineering Seminars
SEEC N124

Fri. March 22, 12:30-1:30pm
Sankar Ravichandran
Crystallization of RO Concentrate

Fri. April 5, 12:30-1:30pm
Sydney Ulliman
Advanced Treatment and Monitoring of Wastewater for Improved Water Reuse
Art Exhibit On Climate Change
CU Art Museum
Now through June 20, 2019 - On Display

A new exhibit,  Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future) showcases 70 works from 31 artists and explores the space where art and the natural world meet.  ". . .from the single-celled to the systemic, environments exist in a state of flux that can be studied and interpreted by a scientist or an artist." Read more.

Go to the museum on Fridays for a free drop-in group. Be led through a guided meditation to de-stress. Learn more about Feel Good Fridays.
Webinars & Online Courses
Humanitarian Essentials MOOC:
Risks, Security & Well-being
Mon, April 1, 2019 - Session Begins

Humanitarian Leadership Academy is launching a four-week MOOC in partnership with the International Training Center of the International Labour Origination and International Location Safety. The MOOC will focus on two topics: Operating Safely and Securely At All Times and Managing in a Pressured and Changing Environment. Register for FREE.
How To Land A Job At the U.N.
Anytime

Recruitment experts from the United Nations teamed up with Devex in this webinar on how to land a job with the U.N.
Jobs & Funding Opportunities
Con X Tech Prize
Wed. Mar. 20, 2019 - Submission Deadline

Conservation X Labs is awarding $90K through the Con X Tech Prize to 20 teams ready to take action on their world-changing idea to collaborate, create and catalyze new tech for conservation.
GSS Fellows "PLUS"
Sun. March 31, 2019 - Application Deadline

The Global Sustainability Scholars Program, in collaboration with Future Earth, is now accepting applications from graduates for the GSS Fellow "PLUS". A GSS Fellow is a ten-week professional experience traveling abroad with GSS Scholars and surveying international research teams focused on urban sustainability in food, energy and water nexus. The "PLUS" is that after the summer experience, the Fellow will work with Future Earth up to 50% time for nine months coordinating their SUGI NEXUS projects. Apply.
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. 
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