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Thomas, Evan Alexander

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Research

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  • Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Departments. Evan has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a registered Professional Engineer, and has a Masters in Public Health from the Oregon Health and Science University. Evan is currently a member of the NASA and USAID SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, a member of the board of the Millennium Water Alliance, and Co-Chair of the ASME Engineering for Change Research Committee. Evan’s research has been funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, USAID, the UN Foundation, the CDC, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, the Gates Foundation, and others.

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Teaching

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  • CVEN 2837 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to student under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 4837 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 5833 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 5837 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 5838 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2022
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EVEN 2004 - Introduction to Global Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Introduces students to the emerging field of Global Engineering, concerned with the unequal and unjust distribution of access to basic services such as water, sanitation, energy, food, transportation and shelter. The course places an emphasis on identifying the drivers, determinants and solutions favoring equitable access. Topics include technology development and validation, data collection and impact evaluation. Recommended restriction: for engineering students.
  • EVEN 4830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EVEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
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