San Diego Independent Scholars


Summer Break

Monthly Meetings Resume in the Fall

Mark your calendar!

Our next general meeting is Saturday, September 19. Our speaker will be Dr. George Tynan, Associate Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty, Center for Energy Research, UCSD.

Dr. Tynan is an expert on plasma physics and fusion energy as well as the larger issue of transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, and he will talk to us about exciting developments in these areas.


From the President


SDIS uses various strategies to maintain its structure and operational base in times of change. Following the May General Meeting, there is a “Changing of the Guard” in which the governing Board of Directors shifts from the previous Board to the incoming Board of Directors. Practically, this means handing over documents, folders, and records; philosophically, it means taking stock of how well we are fulfilling the goals of the organization; administratively, it means evaluating our efficiency and effectiveness. 

Over the last few elections, the changing of the guard occurs at a Joint Luncheon Meeting of the outgoing and incoming Boards of Directors. We will do so next week. In this way, the two boards can conduct their practical... more