Beyond the Basics – Global Engineering Education

In a recent article featured on Devex, Amy Lieberman sat down with several leaders in engineering education to discuss how programs and content are shifting. Dr. Bernard Amadei, Co-Director of the Mortenson Center, was one of those interviewed and shared some thoughts on the matter, “The field of engineering is changing. It’s no longer focused on the … More Beyond the Basics – Global Engineering Education

Sustainable Development Field Practicum: A Fundamental Part of the EDC Curriculum

No education in humanitarian engineering would be complete without a significant experience in a developing community. At the Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities, this objective is fulfilled through the Sustainable Community Development Field Practicum, which is a critical component of the EDC curriculum. The practicum provides students with hands-on experience that requires them … More Sustainable Development Field Practicum: A Fundamental Part of the EDC Curriculum

Coming in February: 2015 Martz Winter Symposium

We want to spread the word about the 2015 Martz Winter Symposium being held this February at the CU-Boulder School of Law. Presented by the Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment (GWC), the conference will focus on issues that are of special interest to us here at the Mortenson Center. The symposium will … More Coming in February: 2015 Martz Winter Symposium

Happy Holidays!

During the winter semester break, we won’t be posting to the blog. We hope you all enjoy your time off to relax, re-energize, and enjoy time with family and friends. We’ll see you back here in the new year!

USAID Recognizes Revi Sterling of CU’s ATLAS Institute in “Sixteen Days” Campaign

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected CU’s Dr. Revi Sterling as one of the sixteen individuals to be recognized in their “Sixteen Days: Profiles for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign.” This campaign is designed to honor survivors of gender-based violence and those who advocate on their behalf. You can read Dr. … More USAID Recognizes Revi Sterling of CU’s ATLAS Institute in “Sixteen Days” Campaign

Welcome Back!

Welcome to another year at the Mortenson Center here at CU-Boulder! We hope you had an interesting and relaxing summer vacation and have arrived on campus invigorated and excited to teach and to learn. This summer, Professor Paul Chinowsky was in the news twice talking about climate change, its impact on infrastructure, and strategies to deal with … More Welcome Back!

Farewell Until Next Year…

Congratulations to all of our students who graduated last week, and best of luck in your future endeavors! The Mortenson Center blog is taking a break for the summer, and will return with the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Enjoy your summer (even if there is snow on the ground today)!  

Taking A Break

We here at the Mortenson Center blog are taking some time off from blogging during the CU winter break. Whether you use your break for diving into research, tackling that “To Do” list of projects around the house, curling up in a chair with a long-neglected good book, enjoying social time with family and friends, traveling to … More Taking A Break