SEC meets at the Flightline Restaurant (formerly 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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Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Flightline Restaurant (former High Sierra)
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93117

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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Beautiful Energy: Windows that Generate Energy from the Sun

Our February Presentation: Buildings consume 39% of global energy (more than industry or transportation). Regulations around the world are increasing the pressure to make buildings more efficient. For example, new commercial buildings in the European Union must be designed to nearly net zero energy standards as of 2020. Similar regulations are appearing around the world, including in many US cities. Next Energy Technologies is developing and commercializing transparent photovoltaic (PV) windows that look like normal windows, but harvest the infrared spectrum and let through a custom amount of visible light. This both solves the issue and significantly reduces overall costs by removing the duplication of glass and framing costs.

Our Speaker: Dr. Corey Hoven, founder and CTO of Next Energy Technologies, received his PhD from the Materials Department at UCSB. While at UCSB, he also received the Graduate Certificate in Management Practice from the Technology Management Program (TMP). Prior to the PhD, he earned BS degrees in both Physics and Anthropology, focusing on renewable energy and barriers to sustainable energy development. His overall research focus was on organic solar cells with a focus on device design. He co-founded Next Energy Technologies with Daniel Emmett after winning the TMP's New Venture Competition in 2010.

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:

Mar. 13: TBD

Apr. 10: Science Fair Winners

May 8: Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic,
"Trends in Healthcare Worth Knowing About"

June 12: Steven C. Sereboff, SoCal IP Law Group, "Update on Patent Law"

July 10: Technical Employment in Santa Barbara

Aug. 14: Raphaële Clément, UCSB Materials, future battery chemistries