Mortenson Center Digest - April 1 , 2019
Program News
Allie Davis PhD Thesis Defense
Sustainable Sanitation Systems: Understanding Priorities, Processes and Pathways to Success
Fri. April  5, 2019, 1:00pm
Koelbel 330 (Main campus)

Allie Davis's research first focused on how to best identify a community's priorities and finding a better way to evaluate the potential of different sanitation technologies to address these priorities. The overall results from this dissertation provide tools and recommendations to help implementing organizations, communities and municipalities improve sustainable sanitation in resource-limited communities. 

Allie is a PhD candidate in civil engineering at CU Boulder and has completed the Engineering in Developing Communities Certificate.
At CU
Environmental Engineering Seminars
SEEC N124

Fri. April 5, 12:30-1:30pm
Sydney Ulliman
Advanced Treatment and Monitoring of Wastewater for Improved Water Reuse

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

Fri. April 19, 12:30-1:30pm
Matthew Bentley
Trace Organic Contaminant Removal with Biochar: Understanding the Impacts of Production and Operation Conditions on Sorption
Building Effective Partnerships With Native & Indigenous Communities Workshop
Fri. April 5, 2019 - RSVP Deadline
Fri. April 12, 2019, 10am-Noon
Flatirons Room, Center for Community (C4C)

This workshop, co-sponsored by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies and the Office for Outreach and Engagement, is for faculty and staff working, or considering working, with indigenous communities. This workshop is intended to increase communication and awareness about current projects and encourage others to find out more about existing resources at CU Boulder.
Catalyze CU Startup Accelerator 
Sun. April 7, 2019 - Application Deadline
June 3-Aug. 24, 2019 - Program Dates

Catalyze CU is a summer-long startup accelerator offering mentorship, equity-free funding, and dedicated work space to help promising concepts become a reality. How it works.
Community-Based Research Graduate Fellowship
Fri. April 26, 2019 - Application Deadline

The fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. CU Boulder doctoral students who will be in their 2nd-6th year during the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.  Read the requirements and apply.
Engin eering Projects Expo 2019
Fri. April 26, 2019 2:00-4:45pm (open to the public)
Indoor Practice Facility

Explore new inventions and technologies created by teams of CU Engineering students. More
Competitions
ASCE Student Paper Competition on SDGs
April 15, 2019-Submission Deadline

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability has announced the 2019 Student Paper Competition on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. Graduate and undergraduate students may submit brief papers (four to eight pages) addressing how engineers have contributed to the SDGs. The committee encourages submissions that propose visionary, multidisciplinary approaches to achieve the ambitious objectives for the UN 2030 Agenda. Learn more about ASCE's position on the SDGs. 
Webinars
Female-Friendly Public & Community Toilets
Wed. Apr. 3, 2019, 4pm

WaterAid, UNICEF and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) present an overview webinar of a new guide that provides practical implications for the design of female-friendly facilities through a gender lens. Join here.
Institutions, Infrastructures, & Coastal Hazard Risk in Banglades h
Wed. April 17, 2019, Noon
CSTPR, 1333 Grandview Ave, Boulder

Webcast presented by Kimberly Rogers, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at CU Boulder as a part of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Seminar Series. 
Jobs & Funding Opportunities
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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