Speaker Date Topic
Ernest Maune Sep 27, 2023 12:30 PM
SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center): Mission and Purpose

Ernest Maune is the Director of Business Management, SLAC Site Office, Department of Energy.  Ernest is responsible for ensuring that Stanford University performs business functions at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in accordance with the Management and Operating Contract between Stanford University and the Department of Energy.

TGIW Oct 04, 2023
Angie Simon Oct 11, 2023 12:30 PM
Next Generation of Trades People and DEI

Angie Simon is past President of Western Allied Mechanical.  She was and is actively involved in SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Contractors National Association) as Local and National President of that organization.

Angie has led the Heavy Metal Experience, which is a  successful effort to attract teens and young adults (especially disadvantaged) to the sheet metal trade.  The program has grown from 3 Contractors holding the multi week summer HME, to 22 throughout the US, during this summer.  Next year, 50 locations are going to be involved, with over 900 kids learning about the sheet metal trade

Jonathan Knight Oct 18, 2023
Documentary Film: Invented Before You Were Born

Jonathan Knight produced a documentary film about the discovery he and his sibling Rachel Knight made regarding their ancestors’ roles as Kentucky slave holders. Confronting their family history led to their meeting with Black descendants of the people enslaved by their ancestor, Richard Bibb. That prompted a journey with journalist and historian Le Datta Grimes to gather stories of descendants linked by enslavement. Their efforts culminated in a powerful family reunion in Kentucky at the site that represents both bondage and freedom.


Speaker will be introduced by Kathy Picard

DG Laine Hendricks Oct 25, 2023 12:30 PM
TGIW Nov 01, 2023
Ali Irturk Nov 08, 2023
Backpack Service
Barbara G. Simpson Nov 15, 2023
Seismic testing of a 6-story mass timber building
Description: Hybridized material construction has been available to the construction community for decades. For example, reinforced concrete, a composite of steel and concrete materials, combines the advantages of steel ductility and tensile strength in combination with concrete compressive strength. Herein, a hybrid steel-mass timber structural system is proposed to limit downtime and improve time-to-functionality after extreme seismic events. 
Bio: Barbara Simpson is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas. Dr. Simpson uses advanced computational and experimental methods to characterize structural response. Her aim is to develop innovative structural systems that improve building performance and reduce the effects of natural hazards on the built environment.
No Meeting Nov 22, 2023
TGIW Dec 06, 2023
Holiday Lunch/Silent Auction Dec 13, 2023
No Meeting Dec 27, 2023
Isaac Blacksin Mar 13, 2024
Journalism in Conditions of Violence

Isaac Blacksin is a media anthropologist and an ethnographer of military conflict, His research examines journalism in conditions of violence. Isaac’s book project, Conflicted: Representation from the Warzone, is based on two years of fieldwork in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and analyzes journalists’ struggles with wartime media labor. He has conducted fieldwork with journalists from Afghanistan to Ukraine, with support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the American University of Beirut, and the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California.


Introduced by Steven Weiner