List of WeatherFest Exhibitors
List of ExhibitorsWeatherFest As of Sunday, 26 March 2017
Come meet the ABC15 Forecasters! Chief Meteorologist Amber Sullins and Meteorologists Iris Hermosillo and Laura Thomas will be there showing you how they make TV magic every day, providing the most accurate forecast in the Valley. See how the green screen works and record your own demo.
AERA -- William Huskin
Booth Number(S): W1003
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Booth Number(S): 417, W1100
American Red Cross
Booth Number(S): W1309
AMS Committee for Environmental Stewardship
Booth Number(S): W1102
Arizona Science Center
Booth Number(S): W1203
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
1600 Commerce St.
Boulder UNITED STATES
Contact: Denise Henry
Booth Number(S): 209, W1107
Ball Aerospace is designing and building the weather satellite called the Joint Polar Satellite System, or JPSS. This satellite will collect data for both weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Come and learn about weather satellites and how they’re built. Pick up a paper model kit for making your own JPSS.
Booth Number(S): W1400
Carteret County Schools - Retired Facilty
Booth Number(S): W1103
Lightning! It's All About Static Electricity!
In Arizona, desert brush and forests can be ignited by lightning strikes leading to catastrophic wildfires. This activity will demonstrate how lightning comes about in a simplified and easy-to-understand way. Participants will catch "fish" using a "charged" balloon fishing pole. How many fish will you catch on your pole? Lightning safety tips will be highlighted. All participants will receive a weather sticker!
Booth Number(S): W1412
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Founded in 1998, provides a great platform for communities around the country to participate in "hands-on" science right in their own backyards through the daily observation of precipitation. Volunteers of all ages measure rain, hail and snow using simple low-cost rain gauges and hail pads. These observations are then collected and made available on the CoCoRaHS Web site: www.cocorahs.org. These data are used daily by many federal, state and community organizations and businesses. Through consistent observation and data sharing, participants actively learn about their climate, their water resources and the impacts precipitation has on their lives and their communities.
The CoCoRaHS Network currently engages over 19,500 volunteer observers in communities across all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Canada and soon the Virgin Islands. The network currently has over 450 active volunteers in Arizona. If you would like to report how much rain has fallen in your back yard, we would love to have you as a volunteer observer. To sign-up for CoCoRaHS visit: www.cocorahs.org and click on "Join CoCoRaHS". It's lots of fun and only takes five minutes a day.
Emergency Managers (WRN Scout Event)
Booth Number(S): W1007
How the Weatherworks / The Learningworks Foundation, Inc.
Booth Number(S): W1509
Institute for Earth Observations
Booth Number(S): W1208
KPHO-TV & KTVK-TV
Booth Number(S): W1407
Ladue School District
Booth Number(S): W1206
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Booth Number(S): 403, W1012
Medford Memorial Middle School
Booth Number(S): W1006
Mount Washington Observatory
Booth Number(S): W1406
Booth Number(S): 302, W1108
NASA Langley Research Center
Education and Outreach Coordinator
1 Enterprise Parkway
Hampton UNITED STATES
Contact: Sarah Crecelius
Booth Number(S): W1106
The Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center provides many opportunities to involve students, faculty, researchers, and the citizen science community in real world science.
Our goals include inspiring the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals and improving STEM literacy by providing innovative participation pathways for educators, students, and the public.
The Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL) Project is one such pathway! Particitants make and report cloud observations to NASA for validation of the CERES instrument. Observations contribute to our better understanding of how clouds affect the Earth's weather and climate.
MY NASA DATA, another NASA Langely eduaction and outreach program, is a data visualization tool, making NASA Earth Sceince data accessible and easy to use.
Stop by The NASA Langley Sceince Directorate Booth and see how you can join the fun!
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Booth Number(S): W1505
NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Booth Number(S): W1506
NOAA National Weather Service/ Eastern Research Group
Booth Number(S): 611, W1500
Booth Number(S): W1502
NWS Southern Regional Headquarters
Booth Number(S): W1503
Okemos High School/Okemos Public Schools
Booth Number(S): W1101
Booth Number(S): 815, W1200
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
STEM -- AMS AERA
Booth Number(S): W1001
Taylor & Francis
Booth Number(S): 907, W1409
The Weather Channel/The Weather Company
The Weather Channel
Senior Marketing Manager
300 Interstate N. Pkwy SE
Atlanta UNITED STATES
Contact: Allison Guidetti
Booth Number(S): W1000
The Weather Channel and Weather Underground are thrilled to co-host a booth at WeatherFest. Come visit us to try out our green-screen and learn more about Personal Weather Stations.
UCAR Center for Science Education
Come join us for Weather that Spins!
Hurricanes, Twisters, Vortices, Oh My!
Cyclones, Tornados, Fly on by!
Be a spinning vortex with our angular momentum activity!
University of Wisconsin-Madison,Space Sci. & Engineering Cr
Booth Number(S): 625, W1008
Vanguard Computer Technology Labs Inc
Vanguard Computer Technology Labs Inc
5951 Encina Rd
Goleta UNITED STATES
Contact: Stephen Arnold
Booth Number(S): W1201
Vanguard Computer Technology Labs, Inc. is an Engineering Services company with expertise in hardware, software, process, education, and training. Staff highlights include assorted graduate degrees and several active/former Gentoo Linux and OpenEmbedded developers. VCT Labs, Inc. offers consulting and product development services for projects using Open Source technology, as well as related education and training.
Some example areas of expertise include:
- Data acquisition and analysis, instrumentation design/prototyping
- Embedded device and firmware design, embedded Linux OS tailoring
- New board bringup, BSP support, device drivers, kernel/bootloader mods
- Software life-cycle and process support, system architecture definition
- Development tools/SDKs, process tools (CM/CI, test/verification, release)
- Security/IA accreditation and system hardening support (PAX, SELinux, netfilter)
- System and software criticality and risk assessment, formal verification
- Facility risk and hazard assessment, air toxics risk assessment modeling
- Range Meteorology & Operational Hazard Modeling and Risk Assessment
- Independent Verification & Validation of Safety-Critical Systems, Range Safety Support
- Systems Engineering, Integration, & Architecture Support
- Numerical Analysis and Algorithm Development
- Real-Time Data Acquistion, Processing, and Analysis Systems
- Design and Development of Embedded Real-Time Systems
- Embedded Diagnostics and Performance Analysis
- Linux Kernel Device Drivers
- Computer Network Design
- Network Security Audits and Information Assurance
- Graphical User Interface Design
- Open Source Software Development, Tools, and Process
- Custom Linux Servers and Embedded Linux Builds
- Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging Systems
- Radar and Sonar Imaging Systems
- Microwave and Acoustic Nondestructive Evaluation
- Digital Holographic and Tomographic Imaging Techniques
- Design and development of High-Performance Imaging Algorithms
- 3D Acoustic Imaging and Microscopy
Open Source Projects:
RaspberryPi and Arduino weather sensor codes, Python intro, more: Weather and Python
GNU WOCSS (a diagnostic windfield model for complex terrain): GNU WOCSS model code
Gentoo x86/ARM overlays and OpenEmbedded layers for RaspberryPi, BeagleBone, more, in both VCT Labs and Steve's areas.
Booth Number(S): 822, W1300
Weather Modification Association
Booth Number(S): W1109
Booth Number(S): 538, W1408
WRN Scout Event Sign Out
Booth Number(S): W1112