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

When Wednesday September 14, 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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09-14-16 Still Developing New Optics after 50 Years 

Our September Presentation

Electro Optical Industries is a Santa Barbara company with a 50+ year history of providing unique Photonics Test Equipment. They began with the commercialization of infrared blackbody sources. After a brief explanation of blackbody theory, this talk will cover recent technical challenges they have met for testing Night Vision Goggles, Multi-Camera Mapping Systems, and more. The next chapter for EOI includes their recent merger, which adds new capabilities such as 360-degree Infrared Surveillance Systems.

Custom Test Equipment
Our Speaker

Stephen Scopatz holds a Masters of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Southern California. He has developed test equipment for or using Optics for over 30 years. Scopatz has worked in the areas of electro-optical testing (UV to LWIR), laser testing, machine vision, and chemical analysis using UV-VIS spectroscopy. He is the inventor/co-inventor on 6 patents and has written numerous papers. He has been the General Manager/President of Electro Optical Industries since 2007. Scopatz also won an Honorable Mention at the Santa Barbara County Science Fair in his youth and is an alumnus of Santa Barbara High School.

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
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
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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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

October 12: TBA
November 9: TBA