Monthly Luncheon Information

Our monthly luncheon programs provide a forum for topics of interest and an opportunity for meeting fellow engineers, scientists, and business professionals.

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September 2023

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December 2022

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February 2022

  • Feb 09 Wed

    February Meeting (Zoom) 02/09/2022

    Answers to some of the most pressing biological questions--such as how cancer cells metastasize, neurons degenerate, and immune cells locate their targets--are buried deep inside the body, beyond the reach of conventional light-based imaging probes.

January 2022

  • Jan 12 Wed

    January Meeting (Zoom) 01/12/2022

    Hydrogen will be an important chemical in any future energy infrastructure. Today, we use fossil fuels to produce hydrogen, but CO2 is generated as a byproduct.

December 2021

October 2021

August 2021

July 2021

  • Jul 14 Wed

    July Meeting (Zoom) 7/14/21

    Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C will require that billions of tons of carbon dioxide be removed from the atmosphere.

June 2021

  • Jun 09 Wed

    June Meeting (Zoom) 6/9/21

    This talk will discuss a relatively new class of materials, known as super-soft elastomers, which overcomes this limitation by exploiting a molecular architecture known as "bottlebrush" polymers.

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

  • Feb 24 Wed

    February Meeting #2(Zoom) 2/24/21

    "A Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Update on Vaccines and Viral Variants", with Dr. Carolina Arias, Assistant Professor in UCSB's Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

  • Feb 10 Wed

    February Meeting (Zoom) 2/10/21

    "Decarbonizing California's Transportation Sector", with Professor David Lee, UCSB Earth Science department

January 2021

  • Jan 13 Wed

    January Meeting (Zoom) 1/13/21

    The Perseverance Rover and the Search for Ancient Life on Mars

    The Perseverance rover, developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, is on its way to Mars.

December 2020

April 2020

March 2020

  • Mar 11 Wed

    March Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 3/11/20

    Dr. Carolina Arias, Assistant Professor in UCSB's Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, with "A Viral Lecture: Understanding the World of Viruses and Outbreaks"

February 2020

  • Feb 12 Wed

    February Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 2/12/20

    Next-generation electronics are needed to support the emerging Internet of Everything, with its promise of ubiquitous computing, sensing, and connectivity. Professor Kaustav Banerjee from UCSB will explain how atomically-thin two-dimensional materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, can be use to create energy-efficient nanoscale electronic devices.

January 2020

  • Jan 08 Wed

    January Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 1/8/20

    Jim Breen, president of the Air Show Network, will speak about the logistics and challenges of putting on air shows that include the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and more in "Behind the Scenes at an Airshow." 

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

  • May 08 Wed

    May Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 5/8/19

    As healthcare spending approaches one fifth of the GDP, this talk will review some underlying trends that are driving the changes we see in healthcare.

April 2019

March 2019

  • Mar 13 Wed

    March Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 3/13/19

    Buildings consume 39% of global energy (more than industry or transportation). Regulations around the world are increasing the pressure to make buildings more efficient.

February 2019

  • Feb 13 Wed

    February Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 2/13/19

    Buildings consume 39% of global energy (more than industry or transportation). Regulations around the world are increasing the pressure to make buildings more efficient.

January 2019

December 2018

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December 2017

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July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

  • Apr 12 Wed

    April Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 4/12/17

    The SEC and its members fully support the Santa Barbara Science Fair, and we are pleased to recognize the winners and their mentors at this month's SEC meeting.

March 2017

February 2017

  • Feb 08 Wed

    February Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 2/8/17

    Dr. Galen Stucky will present several examples of UCSB projects that have addressed century-old problems. The first case was in response to a request from the Office of Naval Research to find a better solution for managing uncontrolled hemorrhaging on the 2004 Iraq battle field. This problem has a recorded history of over 5500 years.

January 2017

  • Jan 11 Wed

    January Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 1/11/17

    Daniel Price is the CEO of Bread Inc, a California startup with a mission to make IoT product design faster, easier, and less expensive. Bread Inc is located in Santa Ynez, and has grown from 2 to 10 employees over the last year.