New book addresses role of engineering in poverty reduction

Aug. 20, 2014

Bernard Amadei, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at CU-Boulder, recently released a new book, “Engineering for Sustainable Human Development: A Guide to Successful Small Scale Community Projects,” through the ASCE Press. In his book, Amadei addresses the role of engineering in human development and poverty reduction. He introduces a framework...

Mortenson Center News

Oct. 17, 2012

Read the fall newsletter from the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities here . It can also be accessed via the center's website .

PhD Student Investigates Biochar for Water Treatment in Developing Countries

July 19, 2012

Civil engineering PhD student Joshua Kearns is researching ways to improve sanitation and water quality in developing communities through the use of biochar. Read more: Daily Camera article with video

EDC Graduate Students Use Smartphones to Evaluate Rural Drinking Water Systems in Nicaragua

Sept. 22, 2011

Fourteen graduate students from the Engineering for Developing Communities program at the University of Colorado Boulder traveled abroad this summer to gain field experience in community development. The students partnered with nonprofit organizations, private companies and universities for four- to 12-week "practicum" experiences in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Nepal...

$5 Million Endowment Supports the Creation of CU's Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities

Dec. 28, 2010

The teaching and outreach work of University of Colorado civil engineering Professor Bernard Amadei and his colleagues in the Engineering for Developing Communities program will take a giant leap forward thanks to a $5 million commitment from Mort and Alice Mortenson, and builder M. A. Mortenson Company. A $500,000 commitment...