SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 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.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 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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2/8/17 From the Benchtop to Commercialization and Beyond: New Solutions for Old Problems 

Our February Presentation

Dr. Galen Stucky will present several examples of UCSB projects that have addressed century-old problems. The first case was in response to a request from the Office of Naval Research to find a better solution for managing uncontrolled hemorrhaging on the 2004 Iraq battle field. This problem has a recorded history of over 5500 years.

Two other examples deal with the efficient use of energy and food: the conversion of stranded natural gas (Gas Reaction Technologies & Reaction 35) and the enhancement of the lifetime of fresh food produce (Apeel Science). The combination of student, intellectual, and organizational resources at UCSB made success possible in these examples.

Our Speaker is Dr. Galen Stucky, UCSB Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Essam Khashoggi Chair in Materials Chemistry. After earning his doctorate from Iowa State University in 1962, Galen Stucky held positions at the University of Illinois, Sandia Laboratories, and DuPont Central Research before joining the faculty of the UCSB in 1985. He has published 790 scientific articles and has been awarded three dozen US patents. Honors include the ACS Award in Chemistry of Materials (2002); the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) Award (2008); and the Prince of Asturias Award, with Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis (2014). He was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

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, iced tea, water, diet soda.

This meeting is sponsored in part by
Santa Barbara News-Press
Community West Bank

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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

March 8: Dr. Burton Tripathi of TrueVision on "The future of microsurgery - the digital transformation"
April 12 - Science Fair winners and their projects
May 10: Dr. Patrick Daugherty,  President & CEO of Serimmune Inc., on disease-specific antibodies