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, April 10, 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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04-10-19 Santa Barbara Science Fair - 2019 Winners

Our April Presentation: We invite you to hear about the research done by the Division and Best of Show winners in the annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair. The SEC and its members support this event enthusiastically. We are pleased to recognize the Science Fair winners and their mentors as they prepare for the California State Science & Engineering Fair.

The Science Fair Winners:
Best in Fair ($200 award for each project)

   How Temperature Affects the Expression of a Jellyfish Glow Gene
       Kylie Rameson, La Colina Junior High School
   Superiority in Grip Strength: Athletes or Non-athletes?
      Julia Vargas, Pioneer Valley HS

Best in Division ($100 award for each project)

  Junior High - Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences
   Single Use Plastic Straws. Taken by Habit? Taken by Preference? Or Taken with Ignorance?
        Samsara Chahine, Goleta Valley Junior High School
  Junior High - Botany and Zoology
   How Temperature Affects the Expression of a Jellyfish Glow Gene
       Kylie Rameson, La Colina Junior High School
  Junior High - Engineering
   The Effect of Weight on Flywheel Performance
        Jack Garza, Santa Barbara Junior High
  Junior High - Environmental Sciences
   The Final Straw
        Romy Greenwald, La Colina Junior High School
  Junior High - Mechanical and Earth Sciences
   Toilet Paper Absorbency
        Norah Ferguson, St. Raphael Elementary School
  Junior High - Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology
   Where Are the Most Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?
        Brianna Julio, La Colina Junior High School
  Junior High - Physics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences
   Most Effective Coilgun
        William Shen, Goleta Valley Junior High School
  Senior High - Life Sciences
   Superiority in Grip Strength: Athletes or Non-athletes?
      Julia Vargas, Pioneer Valley HS
  Senior High - Physical Science
    A Study of Particulates Emitted from Printers
        Mia Placencia, Pioneer Valley HS

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.

As you register, note the opportunity on the form to join SEC
as an individual or corporate member!

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I can't make it

his meeting is sponsored in part by
Community West Bank
Bengal Engineering

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

From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz: 

The Santa Barbara County Science Fair takes place on Friday, March 15 at UCSB. They need judges with a background in science that morning. Go to to volunteer.

All members and guests are encouraged to contribute
to the SEC scholarship program!
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:

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