Mongolia


Submitted by DLH on Fri, 2011-08-05 17:33
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The following images were shared by team member Ken Dabkowski who recently ventured to Mongolia in June when the Greenhouse Project was set into motion. Ken, while very modest about his involvement in this project, played a major role turning what was once a great idea into a tangible greenhouse made from recycled Mongolian glass bottles.

To view the entire collection of pictures, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55376082@N07/sets/72157625291230320/. More updates and stories about this exciting project are still to come. Be sure to stay tuned!


Submitted by MLD on Mon, 2011-07-04 04:15
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For the first time leaving the United States, Mongolia was never the place I thought I would go. However, it has turned out to be the experience of a lifetime. The first thing I noticed is the hospitality must be ingrained into the Mongolian psyche at birth, because our host family and all of our contacts there were amazingly generous and exceptionally nice to us.


Submitted by MLD on Mon, 2011-07-04 04:14
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Being in Mongolia for the past 17 days has been quite an experience. The most important thing I should definitely mention is the people. Every single person we stayed with or even met has been extremely hospitable. Our host family gave us everything we could have asked for and more. They shared their food and home with us, as well as their incredible culture.


Submitted by MLD on Mon, 2011-07-04 04:10
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Where to even begin... Thus far the Heritable Innovation Trust trip to Mongolia has been a whirlwind. We arrived late at night on the 7th and have been going since the morning of the 8th. The city of Ulaanbaatar is not what I expected. When I think of a big city, images of New York and Washington D.C. come to mind but UB is not comparable to either of these. At first glance, it looks like there is not much to the city; there are a lot of unused buildings and most activity is centralized in the same 6 buildings.


Submitted by MLD on Wed, 2011-06-15 13:49
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Our Heritable Innovation Trust team has arrived safely to Mongolia. They arrived safely into Ulaanbaatar on Tuesday around 1am EST time. They were greeted by one of our many contacts in Mongolia, Nergui and spent the first day getting acquainted and meeting the family that they would be living with for the next 15 days.

We received word from Katie, our HIT Trip Coordinator, last night. As of last night, EST, they had headed out to the wheat farm where they will spend the next 15 days.


Submitted by MLD on Tue, 2011-04-26 08:00
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Riley is currently a sophomore studying history at Christopher Newport University. His family is originally from New Mexico and he really enjoys visiting whenever I can. As far as interests and hobbies go he loves spending time with his family, playing sports, reading, and listening to and making music. He also spends a lot of time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping.


Submitted by MLD on Sun, 2011-04-24 05:04
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For the last 4 months, our 2011 interns have been working hard to change their diet, get in shape, and doing their homework of keeping us updated on their excitement for the upcoming summer trips. For those students traveling to Mongolia, they have changed their diet from regular college food to all protein and dairy. And for those going to Papua New Guinea, they have focused on eating only starches and vegetables. They are working out three to four times a week and have begun tuning their minds by reading “Steps to an Ecology of the Mind” and “Pandora’s Seed”.


February 2011


March 2011-
The last two weeks of school were pretty stressful thanks to midterm exams.


Submitted by administrator on Thu, 2010-09-02 04:43
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On August 27, 2010 The Mongolian Academy of Sciences and M-ICP (The Global Innovation Commons new commons alliance) agreed to cooperate for Innovation. The following is the press release from M-ICP. Learn More About M-ICP

In Ulaanbaatar a tripartite meeting was held in the Mongolian Academy of Sciences yesterday. The meeting was attended by Professor B. Enkhtuvshin, President of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS), Mr. Ch. Otgochuluu, Director of Economic Competitiveness Policy and Research Center (ECRC) and Ms. D. Nergui, Founding CEO of M-ICP.