Previous Meetings

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2017
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Speaker: Matthew O’Connor
Senior Project Manager,
Advanced Nuclear Technology (ANT) Program
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Speaker: Peter Paradis
Topic: Stock Market Trading Strategies, Part 2
An Expert System for picking stocks tuned via Genetic Algorithms

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Robert Baertsch
Chief Scientist at skyTran
NASA Research Park
Moffett Field CA
Topic: skyTran, a Unique Transportation System

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Tanguy Hubert
Senior Engineer
Renewables Integration Group
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Palo Alto, CA
Topic: Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation

2016
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Movie: Pandora's Promise,
Is Nuclear Power Our Salvation?

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Speaker: Arthur M. Krakowsky
Retired, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Topic: TOPS: Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science:
A Program to Increase Elementary (K-8) Student Science
Achievement with Retired Scientists and Engineers

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE Life Fellow
Tandem Computers/HP (retired)
Topic: The Origins of Silicon Valley:
Why and How It Happened

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Speaker: Dr. C-K. Chou
IEEE Life Fellow
Topic: Safety Issues of Radiofrequency Exposure

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Speaker: Matthew M. Myrick
Computer Incident Response Team
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Topic: A Glimpse Into the World of Cyber Security:
A View from an LLNL Incident Responder

2015
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Meeting Facilitator: Dr. Les Besser
Topic: Plans for the Future of the Group

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Tour: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
National Ignition Facility
Business Luncheon: Applebee's, Livermore

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Speaker: Peter Paradis
Topic: Stock Market Trading Strategies

2014
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Lipman
Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Title: Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Status of Recent California and International Efforts

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Lipman
Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Title: Tour of Richmond Field Station UC Berkeley
/Toyota Hydrogen Fueling Facility

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Michael Stadermann
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: A Perspective on Desalination

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Jim Steele
San Francisco State University
Title: Climate Change: Reasons for More Debate and More Optimism

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Speaker: Dr. David Reichmuth
Senior Engineer Clean Vehicles Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Title: Electric Vehicles in California: Charging Ahead to 1 million EVs

2013
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Speaker: Prof. Jasmina Vujic
Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Latest State of the Art in Nuclear Power

Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Speaker: Paul Wesling
Life Fellow of the IEEE
IEEE SF Bay Area Communications Director and Webmaster
Title: The Origins of Silicon Valley:
Why and How It Happened Here

Date: Monday September 16, 2013
Speaker: Donald Anthrop
Professor Emeritus
Department of Environmental Studies
San Jose State University
Title: Many Uncertainties About Climate Change

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Meeting Coordinator: L. Lynn Cleland
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Retired
Title: Charting the Course for the Group

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Cannara
Cannara Consulting
Title: Molten Salt and Thorium Power (MSR)
2012
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Speaker: This meeting will be conducted by the officers of the Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group:

Charles Herget, Chair,
Roy Merrill, Vice Chair and Secretary,
Larry Moon, Treasuer

Title: IEEE Oakland/East Bay Life Members Planning and Strategy Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Speaker: Bill Halsey
Associate Program Leader for Advanced Nuclear Energy,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: So - What About Nuclear Energy?

Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Speakers: Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard
Founders of Tesla Motors
Title: The Drive for Electric Vehicles

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Speakers: IEEE 2012 President-elect, Peter Staecker
IEEE VP Educational Activities, Michael Lightner
others
Title: Forum on Motivating Our Students to Become Engineers
How To Make It Happen

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Speaker: Prof. Donald Anthrop
Retired, San Jose State University
Title: Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and the California Carbon Mandate
2011

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Speaker: Art Krakowsky
Retired, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: TOPS: A Program to Increase Elementary (K-8) Student Science Achievement with Retired Scientists and Engineers

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Speaker: Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: How do we know that human activities have affected global climate?

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Charles J. Herget
Past President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Title: Sustainable Transportation Systems: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Ships

Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Edward Moses
Director, National Ignition Facility
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: LIFE: Fusion Energy Soon Enough To Make A Difference
2010
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Speaker: Charles Herget
Chair, IEEE Oakland/East Bay Life Member's Affinity Group
Topic: Organization of the Group and Topics of Interest

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Speaker: Albert G. Engelhardt
President and CEO Enfitek, Inc
Title:
Subtitle:
An Iconoclast Revisits Climate Change:
Climate Change, Some Pleasant Truths.

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