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SEF Elects New Officers & Directors
Craig Stevenson Takes SEF Helm for 2013-2014
At their annual meeting Thursday, September 19th, the Sequim Education Foundation board of directors elected new officers and directors for the 2013-2014 school year.
New officers include Craig Stevenson, President; Elna Kawal, Vice President; Shauna Anders, Secretary; and Jeanne Martin, Treasurer.
Directors for 2013-2014 are Shauna Anders, Albert Friess, Elna Kawal, Jeanne Martin, Jodi Olson, Kathy Schock, Kelly Shea, and Craig Stevenson. Kelly Anders is SHS Student Representative.
Jerry Anderson, Dick Hughes, and Walter Johnson retired from the SEF board during the summer.
Let's Fill This School Year with Achievements!
Science Cafe' Kicks Off its 2nd Exciting Year!
The SEF Science Cafe' presents expert speakers and informal discussions in a relaxed cafe' setting for adult and young adult audiences. Come as you are. Deepen your understanding of science and technology regardless of your scientific background. No charge. Food and beverages are available. Enjoy!
are held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30
to 8:00 PM.
703 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim
"The Science of Coffee Making"
Batcheller has been roasting coffee professionally for five years and as a hobby
for over twenty years.
His presentation will cover everything you've ever wanted to know about
coffee - from the coffee cherries and how and where they are grown to the
processing and how they get to our cup. He will discuss the roasting process and
the myriad of flavors and why they're different from one another.
Hagen & Dr. Roger Oakes
Science of Restoration Ecology
Executive Director of Hoh River Trust.
He holds degrees from Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods, and
Western Washington University in Port Angeles.
With more than twenty years of experience in forest management, wild land
fire fighting, habitat restoration and national forest resource planning, he
formerly ran a local environmental consulting business specializing in riparian
forestry, salmon habitat restoration projects and wetland delineations.
Dr. Roger Oakes is a Board member of the Hoh River Trust. Dr. Oakes is a family physician who grew up in Port Angeles, practiced there for 37 years before retiring in 2011. "I have hiked these mountains for 60 years", Oakes said. "I believe that the balanced timber harvesting and conservation projects like the Hoh River restoration are the way of the future." Dr. Oakes received a BA Degree from Stanford University and graduated from the University of Washington Medical School where he also served his residency.
Hagen and Dr. Oakes will discuss the Hoh River Trust which owns just under 7000
acres on the Hoh River in west Jefferson County where it is doing both active
and passive habitat restoration with the goal of accelerating development of old
growth-like forest and high quality riparian habitat in industrial timberland.
Blakesley, M.D., PhD.
Mouse to Man:
The Development of Useful Prescription Drugs"
Dr. Blakesley is the President and co-founder of Collaborative Clinical Plus, LLC, a consulting firm that assists pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide with clinical development and regulatory filings. She holds degrees in biochemistry and medicine with a specialty in Internal Medicine and subspecialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She will discuss the steps from scientific discovery through studies in humans with the ultimate goal of developing an approved prescription drug useful for the treatment of human disease.
Ray & June Robinson Scholarships Awarded!
The first Robinson scholarships were presented by SEF at the Awards Ceremony this June. The June Robinson Scholarship in Journalism or History was given to Tristan Tosland. Winner of the Ray & June Robinson Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics was Samantha Schock.
The $2,500 Robinson scholarships may be renewed for three consecutive years for a total of $10,000 each.
SEF will call for applications by graduating seniors in the Spring of each year.