NRCE raises over $1,000 for local nonprofit restaurant


Every holiday season, NRCE staff comes together to give back to our community. This year we hosted a Penny Wars Challenge, with all proceeds to benefit local non-profit restaurant, FoCo Cafe. NRCE staff raised over $500 during this 2 week challenge, and after a donation match from the company, was able to donate over $1,000 to the Cafe! Staff loved the challenge so much that we’re already brainstorming ideas for next year.

NRCE President’s book on food security in the local news

NRCE’s President, Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, published a book in 2016 titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security. Colorado State University interviewed Dr. Mesghinna about his book, and shared it via the following outlets in our local community. According to the Producer at CSU’s radio station, it was the most listened to interview she’s ever produced.

  • 12 minute news clip – a condensed version of the full story (which will soon be available on iTunes). Listen here.
  • KCSU article – read here.
  • Collegian article – read here.

Visit Dr. Mesghinna’s profile via our ‘About’ tab to find more upcoming events.

NRCE senior staff to participate in the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference

Three of NRCE’s senior technical staff will be attending the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado in October ( This conference will provide a forum for water district staff, irrigation and drainage specialists, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics to share innovative solutions and learn from each other’s experiences.

Dr. Tom Ley, NRCE Senior Supervising Engineer, is on the Planning Committee for the conference, helped with organizing the Colorado ET Workshop, and will moderate one of the technical sessions.


NRCE to panel at the USAID Small Business Conference in South Africa

NRCE has been selected as one of the small businesses to attend, and participate on a panel, at the USAID Africa Missions Small Business Conference which will be held on November 1-2, 2016 in South Africa. The conference is the first international outreach event of it’s kind, and offers U.S. small businesses extended knowledge of USAID programming priorities and procurement needs for the Africa Missions. USAID will send representatives from approximately 20 Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa to the conference. The conference will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, and various exhibit booths of USAID Africa Missions, large business prime contractors, and other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Mesghinna begins promotional book events

Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, President and Principal Engineer of NRCE, has begun promotional events for his recently published book, How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. Below you can find a list of promotional events with Dr. Mesghinna. The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also on his Author’s Page.



  • Radio Interview, KCSU Colorado State University Radio, weekly series centered on interviews with researchers and scientists. Recorded interview: Thursday, September 1 @ 10am. Live interview: TBD. (visit the KCSU website)
  • Guest Speaker, Fall lecture series, Mortenson Center at University of Colorado Boulder – Engineering Center for Developing Countries (MCEDC). Wednesday, September 14 @ 6pm. The presentation will be in the Discovery Learning Collaboratory, which is room 1B70 in the Engineering Center at CU Boulder. (visit the MCEDC website)