RSVP Required: Please register by Monday, July 7 so that we can provide an accurate count of the number of meals needed. Pay online by credit card or PayPal or at the door by cash or check.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
805-698-1121 - cell

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Hot Topics at UCSB: Grad Slam Winners Share Their Research 

Graduate students at UCSB compete each spring in the Grad Slam, a campus-wide competition for the best short research talk. We'll have presentations from standouts at that competition at our July 9 meeting. The topics will range from laser lighting to cloud computing to stem cells to neuroscience. The speakers will be introduced by Carol Genetti, Dean of the Graduate Division at UCSB. We'll have presentations on the following research:

"The Promise of Laser Lighting" by Leah Kuritzky, who is in Materials.

"Taking the Guesswork Out of Medicine: Sensors, Steamships, and Loops" by Peter Mage, who is in Materials.

"Directly Reprogramming Human Cells to Treat Ocular Diseases" by Britney Pennington, who is in Biomolecular Science and Engineering.

"The Brain in Action" by Deborah Barany, who is in Dynamical Neuroscience.

"Solon: Democratizing the Cloud" by Alexander Pucher, who is in Computer Science.


This meeting is sponsored in part by Reicker, Pfau, Pyle and McRyo, Attorneys

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Our meetings are held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP, you may be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert. 

From our Co-Presidents: 
In July, we welcome Christopher Newton, one of our scholarship winners for 2014-2015 !

Christopher graduated San Marcos High School in 2013 and is set to embark on his sophomore year at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) this fall. With a well-rounded background of academics, athletics and community service, Christopher has earned a 3.24 GPA in his first year of college. This summer, he will intern for a local engineering firm where he will hopes to gain practical work experience.
                                                                               -- Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz