SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road
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When Wednesday, June 13, 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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6-13-18 How to Keep Your Cool – Thermal Management for Challenging Applications 

Our June 13 Presentation: Advanced digital electronics have increased the capabilities of products from toasters to space probes. In parallel with the digitization of the world, managing the heat dissipation of electrical equipment is an ever-increasing challenge.

Pacific Design Technologies is a leader in thermal management solutions for the aerospace and defense market. PDT supplies heating and cooling equipment for a diverse array of vehicles including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.

At our June 13 luncheon, Mike Brown will present an overview of the thermal challenges facing vehicle designers and describe the systems that Pacific Design Technologies provides to keep critical electronic equipment operating at peak efficiency.

Here is a nice photo of the 787 aircraft. PDT has products on this aircraft that will be featured in the presentation.

Our Speaker: Mike Brown is the VP of Operations for Pacific Design Technologies, a Goleta-based manufacturing firm with 65 employees that specializes in thermal management solutions for aerospace and defense customers. Mike has held a variety of positions in the aviation industry, primarily focused on heating/cooling systems for both manned and un-manned vehicles. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the California State University system.

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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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

July 11: SEC's Gary Kravetz leads the Annual SB Technical Employment Panel 
August 8: Dr. Javier Read de Alaniz, Assoc. Prof. UCSB Chemistry and       Biochemistry, "Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dead Fish: Sensors for Food Safety"
September 12: Dr. Ben Mazin, UCSB Physics, on super-sensitive cameras for     astrophysics