SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road -- off Hollister Avenue just west of Fairview.
See meal choices below. Please Reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or attend without a reservation and pay at the door with cash or check.
(Please note the recent change -- All reservations must be paid by credit card or PayPal in advance.)

When Wednesday, April 12, 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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04-12-17 - WINNERS - 62nd Annual S.B. County Science Fair 

Our April Presentation: A goal of the Santa Barbara Science Fair is to stimulate students to take an active interest in the study of engineering and science by initiating and completing projects of their own choosing. The SEC and its members fully support this event enthusiastically, and we are pleased to recognize the Science Fair winners and their mentors.

Our 2017 Winners:

Prizes awarded by the Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Junior and Senior “Best of Fair” - $200 each project

Isabella Hurvitz - San Marcos H.S.- Senior Life Sciences (Katelyn Standerfer)*
“How can Adsorbent materials be Utilized for Pesticide Eliminaion?”

Li Meinhold - La Colina Jr H.S - Junior Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology (James Love)
“Deadly Dyes: The Mutagenic Effects of Gentian Violet”

“Best of Division” - $100 each project

Isabella Hurvitz - San Marcos H.S - Senior Life Sciences (Katelyn Standerfer)
“How can Adsorbent Materials be Utilized for Pesticide Elimination?”

Catherine McQueen - San Marcos H.S. - Senior Physical Science (Michael McLaughlin)
“The Effect of UV Light on the Production of Vitamin D3 in Cream”

Paige Kieding - La Colina Jr H.S. - Junior Behavioral - (Laura Ulvaeus)
“Typoglycemia: Fact or Fiction?”

Austin Roberts  - La Colina Jr H.S. - Junior Botany and Zoology (Laura Ulvaeus)
“Can Juvenile Crayfish Combat Schistosomiasis?”

John Teel - La Colina Jr H.S. - Junior Environmental Sciences (Laura Ulvaeus)
“Valley Velocity”

Lin Wesley - Goleta Valley Jr H.S. - Junior Mechanical and EarthSciences (Kim Miller)
“The Effect of Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus Atlanticus) on High-Density Polyethylene(HDPE)”

Thomas Radujko - Goleta Valley Jr H.S. - Junior Physics, Electronics and Computer Sciences (Kim Miller)
“Can Light Curves Determine the Outcome of a Supernonva?”

Trevor Hurvitz - La Colina Jr H.S. - Junior Engineering Division“(Sarah Avers)
Fighting Fire with Sound”

*Names of Project Advisors in parentheses

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. Reservations must be paid in advance by credit card or PayPal. You can cancel 48 hours or more before the meeting. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation. Pay at the door by cash or check.

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.

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

For information about the Science & Engineering Council.
visit the SEC web page at 

From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz: 

All members and guests are encouraged to contribute to the SEC scholarship program!
Contact a board member at an SEC meeting, or send email to the SEC.

Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

May 10: Dr. Patrick Daugherty,  President & CEO of Serimmune Inc., on disease-specific antibodies