SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road
See meal choices below. Please reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or pay at the door with cash or check.

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When Wednesday,  September 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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High Sierra Grill in Goleta 
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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09-12-18 Life and Near Death Experiences at the Cellular Level 

Our September Presentation:  
Dr. Denise Montell's lab at UCSB has discovered that many different types of cells can recover from the brink of death, which has implications for cancer and degenerative diseases. They are currently investigating the mechanisms that allow this remarkable recovery, so that they can be harnessed for medical treatments.

Our Speaker:   
Professor Denise Montell is an internationally recognized and award-winning cell and developmental biologist. She is a Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her B. A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UCSD and completed her Ph.D. in Neurosciences at Stanford University. After postdoctoral studies at the Carnegie Institution, she climbed the academic ladder at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and together with husband Craig Montell (also a Distinguished Professor at UCSB) raised two amazing children: the author and pop linguist Amanda Montell and Google computer scientist Brandon Montell. In 2013, professors Montell traded in their view of East Baltimore for one of the Pacific Ocean and returned to their roots at the University of California.

Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation. 


Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks:  Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

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Bengal Engineering

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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

October 10: Dr. Ben Mazin, UCSB Professor of Physics "Looking for Planets Outside Our Solar System"
November 14: To be announced
December 12:  Joshua Haggmark, Santa Barbara Water Resources Manager, speaking on desalination technology