TASC

Lunch at the Hangen Szechuan Restaurant
134 Castro Street, Mountain View

2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM

The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.

Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't  want to eat lunch.

For answers to frequently asked questions click here.


NEXT SPEAKER:

Pat Showalter, P. E.

September 9th

Turning the Tide: South Bay Wetlands Restoration
 

Pat Showalter, a Senior Project Manager with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, represents the District on the Project Management Team of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds to a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats.

 

Pat has 30 years of experience in water resources management, including extensive experience in collaborative efforts from work on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and as director for the San Francisquito Creek Watershed Council. For the last 13 years, Pat has worked at the water district on endangered species protection, flood risk reduction, and imported water supply.

 

Pat will describe how the restoration program can begin to reverse the negative environmental impact from the loss of an estimated 85 percent of the bay’s historic wetlands to fill or alteration, including the impact on marsh-dependent fish and wildlife, water quality and local flood risks. She will also explain how a thriving wetland ecosystem provides a critical natural buffer against the effects of global climate change and sea level rise.

Previous Talks:

December 10th, Conservation as a Solution to Global Warming

November 12th, Fusing Information, Talent, and Experience for a Safer Society

October 9th, A Discussion of Prop. 37, Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food.

August 7th, The Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation

May 8th,  The Future of Solar Energy Incentives in California

April 10th, The History of NASA Ames: The Freedom to Learn

March 13th Solar Powered Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

December 13th Privacy and Anonymity in a World of Interconnected Data

November 8th Robotic Assisted Surgery

September 13th: Plastics Myth-Busting

June 14th: A Perscription for Fixing the Health Care System

April 10th: From the Margin: Bringing New Ideas to the Mainstream

March 8th: Kepler's Search for New Worlds.

February 8th, 2011: A Hackerspace for Biotech

December 14th: The Future of the Automobile

October 12th: Advances in Weather Forcasting

September 14th: High Speed Rail Through Mountain View

August 10th: Stanford Solar Car Project

July 13th: Baykeeper in Action: from the SF Bay to the Gulf of Mexico

June 8th: Wind Power Anywhere

May 11th, 2010: Advances in Water Recycling

February 9th, 2010:  Personal Rapid Transit in Mountain View

January 12th, 2010: Confessions of an Alien Hunter

November 10th, Electronic Health Records at the VA

October 14th, Bio-composites: Building a Sustainable Future

September 8th, Enabling Electronic Medical Records in Developing Countries

June 9th, The Smart Grid

May 12th, Living in a Bubble: The Rise of Omnitopia

April 14th, Saving the Planet one City at a Time.

February 10th, An Introduction to Virtual Worlds.

January 13th, Exploring the Impact of Information Technology on Society through Art

November 11th, The Future of Technology

June 10th, To Spray or Not to Spray

May 13th A Greener House

April 8th Cow Power

March 25th, 2008 Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free

February 12th, 2008 An Update on the eWaste crisis.

January 8th, 2008. Afghanistan and The War for Hearts and Minds

December 11th, LEGO Robotics at Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View

November 13th, 2007: Stock Market Gambling: Turning on a Dime

October 9th, 2007: Brain Control: Surgical Technology for Fixing the Malfunctioning Brain

August 14th, 2007: Is Our Tap Water Toxic?

July 10th, 2007: Is There a Free Lunch Out There?

May 15th, 2007 The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain

April 10, 2007 The Evidence for Dangerous Climate Change

March 13, 2007 The Road to Technological Competitiveness: Via Chicago or Scandinavia?

February 13, 2007 Adobe's Buildings Go Triple Platinum

July 25th 2006 Mind-Machine Interface: It's the Thought that Counts

June 27th, 2006 Wetlands Restoration in the South Bay

June 13, 2006 Save Hangar One

May 30, 2006 Space World at NASA

April 4th, 2006 A Green Senate Campaign

March 7th, 2006 Gender and Engineering

February 28th, 2006 Using your voice to unleash the power of the internet.

February 14th, 2006 Strategies for Living in an Energy-Poor Society

January 24th, 2006 Lets Gaggle

December 13th, Ocean Restoration

November 15th, Biomimicry

October 18th, Growing One's Own Sustainably in Russia

September 20th, Advances in Public Safety Technology

September 6th, 2005 Secrets of spam: Where it Comes from and How to Stop it

August 23rd, 2005 Ghostrider - Robotic Motorcycle Competing in the DARPA Grand Challenge

August 9th, 2005 Internet Powered Citizen Journalism

July 26th, 2005 The Growing E-Waste Crisis

July 12th, 2005 Scientists & Engineers in Labor Unions? -- Yes

June 28th, 2005 BART to San Jose?

June 14th, 2005 Water Privatization

May 31st, 2005 The History of Moffett Field

May 17th, 2005 Structural and Decorative Panel Products from Tree Free Agricultural Materials

May 3rd, 2005 Earthquakes: Preparation and Prediction

April 5th, 2005 Clocks, Culture, Contrast

March 22nd, 2005 Challenging U. S. Human Rights Violations since 9/11

February 22nd, The Role of Information Technologies in Emerging Economies

February 8th, 2005 Empowering Lives in the Developing World Through Innovative Products

January 18th, 2005 The Space Elevator - Climbing the Sky

January 4th, 2005 An Expandable Styrofoam House or "How to Grow a Chateau"

December 7th, 2004 The Coming Energy Famine

October 26th, 2004, The Science of Political Polling

October 12th, 2004, SpeedInfo

September 28th, History of RFID
August 17th, Building Bridges in Nepal
July 20th, Advances in Reproductive Medicine
July 6th, 2004 West Nile Virus
June 8th, 2004 Electrification of Caltrain Commuter Rail
May 25th, 2004 Stanford Solar Car Project
April 27th, 2004 Guzzling Gas in the Golden State
April 13, 2004 9/11 ? Unanswered Questions
March 30, 2004 The Car-sharing Movement
March 16th, 2004 Unified and the Script Encoding Initiative
March 2nd, 2004 Space Exploration and Discovery -- Where are we Headed?
February 17, 2004: Depleted Uranium Munitions
February 3rd, 2004: Offshoring High Tech Jobs
January 20th, 2004: The Future of Online Music
January 6th, 2004: Solving Crimes in the Future
December 9th, 2003: Destruction of Infrastructure in Iraq
October 28th, 2003:  "Watchdogging" Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
October 14, 2003: Electoral Systems: What are they, why do they matter?
September 16, 2003: Genetically Modified Organisms: What's Next?
August 19, 2003: Trail of Toxins: Mountain View to Arizona
August 5th, 2003: Tidal Power for San Francisco?
July 22nd, 2003: The Resolution on Electronic Voting
July 8th, 2003: What is Wetlands Restoration & Why Do We Need it?
June 24th, 2003 Holding Human Rights Violators Accountable
June 10th, 2003 Studying the Origins of Life
May 27th, 2003 Open Spectrum
May 6th, 2003 Fingerprints of Global Warming
April 29th, 2003 Cold Fusion Research at SRI: past, present and prospective
April 15th, 2003 The Archimedes Project
April 1st, 2003 Blogging
March 18th, 2003 Technology and Alzheimer's
March 4th, 2003 Total Information Awareness (TIA)
February 4th, 2003 Scoping the San Andreas Fault
January 21st, 2003 Zero Emission Buses
January 7th, 2003 Video/Discussion on Fair Elections
December 10th, 2002 Micro Turbines in Mountain View
November 12th, 2002 Found: the Missing Nitrogen Oxides
October 29th, 2002 Gearing Up for Electronic Voting
October 15th, 2002 Magnetic Levitation Technologies for Industry and Transportation
September 17, 2002 Clean 'n Green in San Jose
September 3, 2002 Micropower Broadcasting
August 20, 2002 Mitigating the Impact of Media Consolidation
August 6, 2002 The Ethics of Stem Cell Research
July 23, 2002 Moving Californians into the Future
July 9, 2002 National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena
June 25, 2002 The Rising Tide of Spam
June 11, 2002 Witness to Plan Columbia.
May 28, 2002 Hollywood's Bid to Control Digital TV Signals
May 14, 2002 Assessing the High-Tech Workforce of the Future
April 30, 2002 Building for the Future: The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
April 16, 2002 Distributed Power and Seawater Desalination
April 2, 2002 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics: A Case Study
March 19, 2002 Computers in the Classroom
March 5, 2002 NASA Ames Development Plan
February 19, 2002 Stirling Engines: A New Old Thing
February 5, 2002 The Power of Patents: Lessons from "The 1900 House"
January 22, 2002 Internet Voting in Public Elections
January 8, 2002 Solar Technologies in Nepal, Mongolia and Peru
December 11, 2001 California's Bottleneck? Path 15
October 17,2001 Artifacts: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley
September 18, 2001 The Renewable Energy Transition
September 4, 2001 The Quakefinder Project
August 7,2001 Fuel Cells For Transportation -- Technology For The Future
June 26, 2001 Environmentally Responsible Living
June 12, 2001 Geothermal Energy
May 29, 2001 Stopping Sprawl into Coyote Valley
April 17, 2001 Towards Global Earthquake Safety
March 20, 2001 BioDiesel
March 6, 2001 Calpine's Metcalf Energy Center
February 6, 2001 Metals Reclamation from Electronic Products
January 23, 2001 National Religious Partnership for the Environment
January 9,2001 Diesel Fuel: Toxic Emissions and Power
December 19, 2000 Developing Models for Energy and Matter
November 9, 2000 Storm Water Pollution: Issues and Abatement
October 24, 2000 The Boundary Between Mind and Matter
September 27, 2000 The Clean Computer Campaign
August 15, 2000 Building the Human Services Community Online
July 18, 2000 The Case Against Human Germline Engineering
June 21, 2000 PRT in Silicon Valley
June 6, 2000 Thinking Differently
May 9, 2000 Power Generation from Recovered Methane
April 25,2000 Personal Rapid Transit
April 11, 2000 Plastics Recycling
March 28, 2000 Robots Through the Ages
March 14, 2000 Computers and Musical Style
February 29, 2000 The Future of Microsoft
January 18, 2000 Communities By Design
January 4, 2000 Cleen n' Green Energy
October 26, 1999 Captology: Computers as Persuasive Technologies
October 12, 1999 An Update on USA/Cuba InfoMed
September 29, 1999 The Modernized Weather Service.
August 18, 1999 Trends in Personal Electric Vehicles
June 26, 1999 Women In Technology.
June 8, 1999 Online Postage from E-Stamp Corporation
May 26, 1999 Participatory Design Talk

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