LIA Northern California Chapter Meeting – April 21, 2010

LIA Northern California Chapter Meeting
April 21, 2010, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bella Mia Restaurant, San Jose, CA

“Climate Change for Technologists”
Presented by: Dr. Ken Caldeira, Stanford, with introduction from Dr. Henry Hieslmair

The next meeting of the Northern California Regional Chapter of the Laser Institute of America will be held on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at the Bella Mia Restaurant, San Jose, CA and will feature Ken Caldeira from Stanford University as our invited speaker, discussing “Climate Change for Technologists.”

Dr. Caldeira will present some of the latest information on climate change, as well as discuss whether technologists, especially those working in high tech industries can do anything on either a personal or a professional level to reduce the negative effects of climate change.

To set the scene, there will also be an introduction by Dr. Henry Hieslmair, a laser industry veteran who specializes in the use of lasers in the photovoltaic industry. We look forward to an interesting and stimulating evening with many great networking opportunities.

Dr. Caldeira was designated one of the eight “Science Heroes of 2008” by New Scientist Magazine. He was also listed as #36 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of top 100 people who are changing America. Dr. Caldeira is an adviser to Bill Gates on climate and energy issues, and is currently a member of National Academy panel preparing to report to Congress on “America’s Climate Choices.”

Bella Mia Restaurant & Bar
58 South First St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Dinner is buffet style and will include salad, choice of entree and dessert.

  • Please RSVP to Kathleen Pollack ( or call 407.380.1553.
  • Cost for dinner (buffet) ticket is $30 per person. Please register early as we expect this event to be ‘sold out’
  • Cash bar will be available.

Chapter Chair: Neil Ball, Directed Light
Chapter Officers:
Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics; Milt Vardakis, IPG Photonics; Ken Dzurko, SPI Lasers
Committee: Dave Clark, Newport Corporation; Corey Dunsky; Henry Hieslmair

About the Author
Steven Glover is a proud member of the LIA staff. When he is not at work he is actively involved in several charitable efforts.
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