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Ed Fund Scholar Elaina Present
Talks about Energy at February Lunch
Elaina will speak about her favorite topics: energy, electricity, buildings, and how they all tie together here in California. She will tell a few different stories of ways in which all the pieces fit together well and ways in which they don’t. She will talk about the graduate degrees she is pursuing during her AAUW grant year and how she hopes to use them to improve these ties while maintaining and decarbonizing our big, beautiful mess of an energy system and improving everyone’s comfort. She will make you think and she will make you laugh and she will make you excited for the future of energy in California.
Elaina Present is a student at UC Berkeley pursuing Master’s degrees in both architecture and civil and environmental engineering to further her work toward decreasing and decarbonizing the nation’s energy footprint. Elaina is a native Californian but received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Each February the AAUW Alameda Branch gets to meet one of the women our organization supports with a graduate fellowship. This is also the month that we raise funds for this effort. To supplement the suggested per member donation of $25 we are also holding a gently used book sale. Hardbacks $2 and paperbacks $1, so bring books you have read and stock up on new reads!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:30 am Social, 12:00 noon Lunch
Conference Room A, Alameda Hospital
2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda
JoAnn Smith Ainsworth at Alameda Authors Series 2
For the second year, AAUW Alameda and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda. Our February author JoAnn Smith Ainsworth will discuss her novels Expect Trouble and Expect Deception and her current writing projects. If you would like a book signed by the author, you may purchase it in advance from Books Inc. or your favorite indie bookstore, and bring it with you. Expect Trouble has released as an audio book and is available via Audible, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, Hoopla and OverDrive for libraries, and other audio book sites and book clubs.
About the author:
JoAnn Smith Ainsworth experienced food ration books, Victory Gardens, and blackout sirens as a child. These World War II memories help her create vivid descriptions of time and place in her award winning paranormal suspense series. Be ready for a fast-paced journey through otherworldly realms when the U.S. government recruits psychics to hunt down Nazi spies.
Look for the event in the ballroom up the stairs from the front entrance. Free and open to the public; please ensure seating by reserving at https://joannsmithainsworth-aauw2018.eventbrite.com .
View JoAnn’s video :https://youtu.be/PkA3eLMZYio
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Amos White at Alameda Authors Series 2
For the second year, AAUW Alameda and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda. Our March author Amos White will present selections from his poetry and discuss the creative process and current projects. His book The Sound of the Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter is available on Amazon.com. Look for the event in the ballroom up the stairs from the front entrance. Free and open to the public. To ensure seating, please reserve your spot at https://amoswhite-aauw2018.eventbrite.com
About the author:
Amos White is an American haiku poet and author of “The Sound of the Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter” (link:www.amazon.com/Sound-Web-Poetry-Facebook-Twitter/dp/1456581473/), recognized for his vivid imagery and breathless interpretations. He was a Finalist in the NPR National Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest 2013 and has works published in The Wittenberg Review, Oakland Review, Bones Journal, San Francisco BayView, Area 17, World Haiku Association Anthology. He is President of Bay Area Generations literary reading series; Host of The Heart of the Muse arts salon; Producer of Beyond Words: Jazz + Poetry show. Amos lives in Alameda with his family. www.about.me/amoswhite www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku www.twitter.com/aw3haiku
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