Engineering for Developing CommunitiesTM (EDC) is an innovative educational program dedicated to transforming the understanding, application and evaluation of engineering to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. The emphasis area allows students to learn about a wide range of topics including disaster resiliency and post-disaster construction; water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); and system theory for development. By giving students knowledge and tools in development policy and practice and fieldwork methods the program helps create global engineers capable of working in many roles in development engineering. For additional information about the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, please visit