SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road
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When Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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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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01-10-18 Beautiful Machines: Designing Testing Tools for Better Shoes 

Geoff Gray, our scheduled speaker for our meeting tomorrow, has experienced hardship due to the rains and the mudslide in Montecito and will not be able to present tomorrow. We are so glad he is safe along with his family.

We are cancelling the meeting because of this, the closure of Highway 101 and and sadly because of the loss of life and property in our beautiful community. 
Our thoughts are with everyone.

We will let you know if this meeting is rescheduled.  

Our January Presentation:  Heeluxe is a Santa Barbara based company that works with footwear brands to make better shoes. In the past 8 years they have created new machines and on-body sensors to quickly and accurately test shoes. These systems are utilized by major brands like Nike and Adidas as well as small start ups. This talk will focus on how Heeluxe created simple and effective testing systems to enable a team of 5 scientists to complete 104 unique studies in 2017.

Our Speaker:  Dr. Geoffrey Alan Gray has always been passionate about the human foot and ankle. After earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2003, he worked at the Elite Performance and Rehabilitation Center in Goleta where he quickly developed a following for taking care of top professional athlete's feet. He started Heeluxe, a research facility that tests footwear for shoe brands, so that he could help everyone in the world have access to better footwear. Heeluxe now works with over 40 footwear brands all over the world and the business grew 43% in 2017. 

 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. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation. 

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.

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Contact a board member at an SEC meeting, send email to the SEC,
or simply visit our new web page and use the direct donation button. However you do it, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara handles the actual fund and awards.
Donations may be tax-deductible.

Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

Feb. 14: Dr. James Buckwalter, UCSB Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, "Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits for 5G Backhaul and Handset Applications"

March 14: Dr. Peter Burks, CEO Active Life Scientific, Inc.

April 11: 2018 Santa Barbara Science Fair Winners

May 9: Dr. Gabriel Menard, UCSB Chemistry