STEAM Cafe: Mongolia

Mongolia: The People, Mountains and Rivers

Dr. Scott Kenner, Fulbright Scholar to Mongolia (2012-13)


Dr. Scott Kenner, Fulbright Scholar to Mongolia (2012-13), will present on his experiences with the People, Mountains and Rivers of Mongolia. His research work on rivers in Mongolia has continued over the past six years with a focus on hydrologic and physical characterization of rivers for environmental low flows and hydro-geomorphological characterization comparing Rivers of temperate steppe ecoregions in the US and Mongolia. His work has included river basins in the internal west drainage, the central artic river basins and the eastern river basins of Mongolia. The country side of Mongolia has extensive diversity ranging from the arid Gobi regions to the glacial Khangai Mountains. His research has allowed him to interact with the Mongolian people, from the urbanized Ulaan Baatar in the Capitol City to the eagle hunters of western Mongolia. Join us as he shares his experiences.


STEAM Café is a partnership between South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Hay Camp Brewing Company. This series of free informal talks by SD Mines faculty, staff and visiting experts covers topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.

STEAM Café, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is held at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp Brewing Company. A food truck is available at each STEAM Café where patrons can purchase dinner. Handcrafted beer is available for purchase from Hay Camp.  

“STEAM Café is a great opportunity for the community to connect with the staff and faculty at SD Mines to talk about the amazing things happening in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math,” said Rachel Mannhalter, SD Mines Training & Development Coordinator. “We love the idea of this very informal atmosphere where conversations can happen, and connections can be made."


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