RSVP Required: Please register by MondayFebruary 9, 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, February 11, 2015
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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 Crashing Cars for a Reason (and for fun!)

Our February Presentation:  Crash testing has become an important tool in the legal system. But, juries need to be taught to understand the complex scientific issues that go along with expert testimony regarding crashes. Our speaker evaluates vehicle accidents and analyzes, tests, and evaluates various vehicle safety systems. We'll hear how his company simulates crashes and collects data for use in expert testimony regarding automotive crashworthiness in product liability cases.

Our Speaker: Brian Herbst is a professional mechanical engineer who is the principal in the automotive engineering firm of SAFE Laboratories, LLC. He has written numerous publications and given numerous invited lectures.

This meeting is sponsored in part
by the Santa Barbara News-Press

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Where and When?  

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 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. 


RSVP by the Monday before the meeting.  
If you have questions, please contact SEC's Corresponding Secretary Cheryl Ebner.


When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP and pay for your hot meal, you will be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert.

    Send questions to:

  Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara
From our Co-Presidents: 

We look forward to seeing you also at our March and April luncheons! SEC's own Gary Kravetz will host the annual SB Tech Employment Outlook on March 11, and the 2015 Science Fair winners will be with us on April 8.
                                                                           -- Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz