Earlier this year when I presented at a Youth Forum at the UN, I felt inspired to be sitting in the same seats as decision makers. But this week at the Multi-stakeholder Forum for Science, Technology, and Innovation, the feeling was different – that I could influence decision makers. Influencing decisions and policy means translating … More Influencing UN policies: the art of people-watching
…as they engage in summer (and sometime longer time frame) practicums working with development organizations worldwide. Here are two students with their own blogs: calebcord.wordpress.com desireebeardmore.com
By Desiree Beardmore My packing list and travel tips for 7 months of working in developing communities (including construction work, community assessments, meetings with government officials, and hiking fun). This packing list is for Uganda which is a tropical environment with conservative and business attire dress customs (I recommend checking up on dress code laws and … More Packing List for 7 Month Internship in Developing Country
Representing USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Initiative at the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) annual conference last month provided us with an opportunity to see how our SWS Initiative fits among the development sector and where our best opportunities are for making an impact. It was very exciting to get the pulse of the sector … More SWWW Shows Increasing Interest in Systems Approaches and Sustainable WASH Services
Check out the guest blog written for the IRC WASH blog by Kimmy Pugel, EDC PhD Student working on the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems collaborative agreement with Dr. Karl Linden, Dr. Amy Javernick-Will, and Dr. Rita Klees. IRC is a partner organization in this project. https://www.ircwash.org/blog/sustainable-development-goals-are-leaving-behind-shared-sanitation
Although the summer is nearing an end, MS student Amber Schrum is still hard at work for the African Water Association. Follow her on the AFWA-HQ website.
Twenty-four EDC students are completing practicum assignments around the world this summer. Check out the blog from one of them: James Harper.
Bryan Bei M.S. Civil Engineering 2016 Water and Health Conference I am a second-year Masters student studying Civil Systems in the Engineering for Developing Communities program at CU Boulder. I recently was able to attend the 2016 Water and Health Conference organized by the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, which was a tremendous … More Conference Reflection – Bryan Bei
Kate Stetina M.S. Environmental Engineering EDC Certificate Completion: May 2016 Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S. Environmental Engineering What are your hobbies outside of academic life? I consider myself an avid outdoorswomen, and jump at the chance to spend a weekend in Colorado’s backcountry. I backpack, hike, snowboard, climb, cycle, sail, and practice yoga. I mostly just … More Student Feature – Kate Stetina
Whitney Rucker M.S. Civil Engineering EDC Certificate Completion: May 2015 Undergraduate: Colorado School of Mines, B.S. Mechanical Engineering What are your hobbies outside of academic life? I love to travel. Seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures is one of the greatest thrills in life. I also love to go scuba diving. Unfortunately … More Student Feature – Whitney Rucker