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Sustainable WASH Systems learning partnership publishes end-of-project report

June 24, 2022

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership led by CU Boulder has published an end-of-cycle report detailing work completed through the $15 million project with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Over the last five years, the learning partnership coordinated the efforts of seven organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia...

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Home-grown community engagement

June 24, 2022

Scooping dirt from the garden bed, Britta Bergstrom takes a handful of carrot seeds, gently places them in the dip and firms the warm earth back over top as a group of students look on with a gleam of wonder in their eyes. Bergstrom, a graduate student in the Mortenson...

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Researchers to explore link between women’s perspectives and resilient housing design

May 10, 2022

Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades – exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes with minimal disruption to their daily lives. New research from CU Boulder aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and...

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Climate Innovation Collaboratory

April 20, 2022

Deloitte and the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday launched a new Climate Innovation Collaboratory to translate cutting-edge climate research and data into meaningful climate solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and communities.

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Rural Water Infrastructure in Uganda

March 30, 2022

Caleb Cord is the first author on a new paper in Science of The Total Environment that looks at water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in developing countries from the systems level.

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Global Engineering Curriculum Revolutionized

March 28, 2022

A new publication headed by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering seeks to create better alignment among academic programs and sector needs when it comes to training engineers in global development.

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2022 Global Engineering Awards

Feb. 22, 2022

The Mortenson Center will announce the winners of the Global Engineering Outstanding Student and Outstanding Professional awards at the 4th Annual Global Engineering Awards, This event takes place as a part of the Colorado WASH Symposium happening March 10 & 11th.

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Karl Linden Receives AAAS Fellowship

Feb. 22, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society has named Mortenson Center Associate Director Karl Linden a 2021 AAAS Fellow.

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The Power of Cryptography

Feb. 22, 2022

Mortenson Center alum Tejovan Parker recently contributed to an Engineering For Change article about the power of cryptography and other new information technologies that benefit humanity by creating new ways for social and economic institutions to function.

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Pandemics, conservation, and human-nature relations

Nov. 17, 2021

In a new journal article, Dr. Gunārs Platais and his co-authors explore the need for integration and adaptation between practices that have led to the COVID-19 pandemic and those which rely on traditional practices and knowledge. The paper argues that the pandemic is an opportunity to adapt and counteract human...