The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MCEDC) combines education, research, and partnerships to improve development tools and practice. We train engineers to recognize the issues at the core of development challenges, and collaborate with partners across the CU-Boulder campus and the world to create sustainable, scalable, evidence-based and multidisciplinary solutions to global development problems. Our program provides multiple pathways for engineers to enter the field of development engineering.

MCEDC has three main objectives:

  • Among engineering professionals, create awareness of developing world issues and provide the knowledge and tools necessary to work in the fields of community recovery and development.
  • Promote research, design and development of holistic solutions for developing communities that account for technical and non-technical issues.
  • Build local community capacity through collaboration with organizations working in developing communities worldwide.