SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road
See meal choices below. Please reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or pay at the door with cash or check.

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When Wednesday, May 9, 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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5-9-18 Clean Energy Storage: Chemical and Electrochemical Strategies 

Our May 9th Presentation: The rapid increase in renewable energy use, with major players like California at the fore, requires large-scale energy storage devices. Clean, non-carbon based chemical fuels are needed for the transportation sector, whereas large-scale stationary power storage is needed for the grid. Dr. Ménard will describe his lab's research addressing energy storage for both transportation and stationary power. His research is guided by sustainable chemical principles.

Our Speaker
Dr. Gabriel Ménard joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB in 2015 after completing his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. In addition to the standard chemistry training, Dr. Ménard also received a Masters in Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, where his research focused on the impacts of climate change as well as the role of environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in developing countries. Dr. Ménard’s research group at UCSB primarily focuses on new approaches to clean energy storage.

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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Bengal Engineering

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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

June 13: To be announced
July 11: SEC's Gary Kravetz leads the Annual SB Employment Panel