Join us for the STEAM Café this month!  Come enjoy a cold beverage and a fascinating talk given by one of SD Mines’ faculty members.  This month’s STEAM talk, Mongolia: The People, Mountains and Rivers, will be presented by Dr. Scott Kenner who serves as Department Head and Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. 

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.

Want a sneak preview?  Tune into SDPB’s In the Moment program on Monday, September 16th at 10:40am. Also don’t forget to check out our events calendar on Facebook.

What’s the STEAM Café?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Hay Camp Brewing Company, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting have teamed up to create STEAM Café, which will be  held at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp. Join us for drinks and enjoy a talk by a member of the SD Mines family. Collaborative programs, cutting edge research and historical perspectives on everything from gothic literature to the impact of motherhood are just a few cool things that you’ll learn about at these fun gatherings. The STEAM Café is a place to share new ideas, forge new friendships and grow as a community.




  • Occurred Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm