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Welcome on Board to Our New Director, Dr. Don V. Black

From: Dr. Brian H.
Sent on: Monday, December 5, 2011 7:44 AM

Dear SoCal Science Cafe members,

   Welcome to the SoCal Science Cafe program.  My name is Dr. Brian Hart.  I'm an astrophysicist who graduated from the University of California, Irvine.  I founded SoCal Science Cafe back in 2004, and we've been up to a lot in the months and years since!

    You all may remember when Dr. Paul Shin, of Cal State Northridge, was our Director.  I am so sad to announce that he passed away from a very aggressive form of cancer a year ago last October.  We will all miss Dr. Shin and his enthusiastic leadership!   He will be missed, and sympathies go out from all of us on the leadership team to those who knew and liked Paul.  He had a zeal for science that was incredible and he contributed much to our program.

    I am pleased to welcome on board Dr. Don V. Black, of the Orange County chapter of IEEE, on board as our new Director.  I will advise Dr. Black as Founder if he has any questions, and we are in the process of orientating Dr. Black to the group.  Do please take a moment to email the Contact Us link on the website (left hand side) with your suggestions, greetings, or messages of welcome for Dr. Black.

    Dr. Black has a Masters in ICS, a PhD in Engineering, and over 25 years of experience as a professional Engineer, Scientist, Visionary, and Educator in the fields of: visualization; simulation; education; video games; medical devices; and aerospace.  Current research interests include: Quantum Physics, Quantum Entanglement, and Quantum Computing; Visualizing both Special and General Relativity; Visualizing Extra Dimensions; Superconductivity and its Applications; Space Flight and Related Technologies; and Innovation. Dr. Black says his purpose in joining The Science Cafe is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, as well as to discuss these exciting fields with his contemporaries. 

    Please join me in welcoming Dr. Black to his new post as Director.    Dr. Black can be reached at his email address, at [address removed].  Thank you everyone for bearing with us as we continue the transition to Dr. Black's leadership of this program.



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