SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill (the former E-Bar location), 521 Firestone Road -- off Hollister Avenue just beyond Fairview. See meal choices below. Please RSVP and choose your meal. Pay now by credit card, or at the door with cash or check.


Wednesday May 11, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

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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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Alan McCall


05-11-16 Wave Energy Conversion: Challenges and Potential Solutions 

Our May Presentation:
Wave Energy Conversion is not a new idea, but widespread  R&D and testing has only begun in earnest in the last decade. We'll discuss the challenges that have traditionally faced this source of renewable energy, and how they may be overcome. Finally, we'll cover the work being done at Santa Barbara based Dehlsen Associates, LLC aiming to create a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) called "Centipod" that may break through the barriers and reach viability.

Our Speaker:
Alan McCall, Mechanical Engineer, Dehlsen Associates, LLC - Alan is a Mechanical Engineer at Dehlsen Associates who has been working to develop the Centipod WEC for the last three years. He holds a MSc. in Sustainable Engineering with a focus in Offshore Renewable Energy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Please RSVP by the Monday before the meeting:
This gives the restaurant some notice on food amounts and results in faster service. You can pay in advance, or at the door. When registering, make a meal choice.

Meal Choices:
All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you register, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you register or at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Veggie Sandwich on Toast
Drinks: Lemonade, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, iced tea, water.

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

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From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz:

Plan now for the SEC June 8 meeting, Subject and speaker to be announced.