97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

List of WeatherFest Exhibitors

Alaska Airlines Inc.
Booth Number(S): W419
Display and demonstration of a variety of meteorological products and applications that Alaska Airlines utilizes in its System Operations Control Center.

American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon Street
Booth Number(S): 333, W300

Ball Aerospace
Booth Number(S): 513, W417

Bonneville Power Administration

Portland, OR 97232
Contact: Heidi Helwig
E-mail: hyhelwig@bpa.gov
Booth Number(S): W414

BPA (a component of the U.S. Department of Energy) is a nonprofit and self-funded federal power marketing administration in the Pacific Northwest.


Congress created BPA in 1937 to deliver and sell the power from Bonneville Dam.


BPA now markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants.

BPA seeks to deliver power at the best value, while mitigating the impacts on the environment.

BPA prioritizes adequate, efficient and reliable power and is committed to cost-based rates.

BPA also provides educational resources to teachers and students in grades K through 12 

Our materials focus on hydropower, electricity, renewable energy, climate change, environment fish and wildlife and energy efficiency.

Through these programs, BPA assists regional schools in providing a high-quality education and preparing students for future employment.

We sponsor and participate in a variety of education programs for kids, including science fairs and competitions, classroom presentations, summer science camps, worksite visits, tours and career-based learning experiences. 

At BPA, we know the power of lending a hand. Our volunteer program provides hands-on support to community projects that support math and science education, energy conservation and environmental stewardship.

BPA employees engage with the communities in the region we serve to make a difference.


Civil Air Patrol, Washington Wing

Contact: Jessica Jerwa
E-mail: jessica.jerwa@wawg.cap.gov
Booth Number(S): W315

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 74 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information 


Cadets at FTXWhile there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.  Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program.  The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.  Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).
Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program.  Each year, cadets have the opportunity  to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level.  Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy.  Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.


CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public.  The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues.  To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the educational program.  Aerospace educators at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the highest standards of educational excellence.  Aerospace education is divided into two parts: internal and external.         

The internal aerospace education program has two parts as well: cadet and senior. Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the  achievement levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of aerospace issues and the AE program that CAP provides. They are further encouraged to share the information obtained with their local communities and school systems.                                

CAP's external aerospace programs are conducted through our nation's educational system.  Each year, CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educators and thereby thousands of young people.  These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology.  CAP's aerospace education members receive more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials. 


Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

Search and Rescue                               
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

Disaster Relief                         
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Humanitarian Services                          
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.

Air Force Support                           
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions. 

Coventry High School/Conventry Public Schools
Booth Number(S): W405

Earth Networks

Earth Networks
Senior VP - Global Sales
12410 Milestone Center Drive,
Germantown, MD 20876
Contact: Mark Hyer
E-mail: mhyer@earthnetworks.com
Booth Number(S): 527, W202

Earth Networks offers a web-based instructional program that enables K-12 schools to use live weather and environmental data to improve student achievement across science, technology, math and geography.

Spark creativity, collaboration and analytical thinking with a weather-infused STEM curriculum while adding protection against severe weather threats.

  • Boost student engagement and active learning in the classroom
  • Integrate on-site real-time weather observations into data driven lesson planning
  • Keep students, faculty and visitors safe and informed of dangerous weather events

ECOSS - Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
Seattle, WA 98108
Contact: Frances Kuo
E-mail: frances@ecoss.org
Booth Number(S): W208

ECOSS is a nonprofit organization that encourages urban redevelopment and a healthy environment by providing education, resources and technical assistance to diverse businesses and communities in the Puget Sound region.

Everyone can make a difference –ECOSS leads industry, small businesses, communities and government to practical and sustainable environmental solutions. We deliver strategies and results in stormwater compliance, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and recycling.

Our international staff speak more than a dozen languages and work with Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, African and Latino communities. More than two decades of experience and cultural depth make ECOSS a leader in multicultural environmental outreach and engagement.

Emergency Managers
Booth Number(S): W214

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Seattle, WA 98005
Contact: Stefanie Ellis
E-mail: SEllis@girlscoutsww.org
Booth Number(S): W113

Stop by the Girl Scout booth at Weatherfest! We'll be learning about clouds and making some too! Ask us about Girl Scouts STEM programming and find out what Girl Scouts have been up to in Western Washington.

Girl Scouts are Go Getters, Innovators, Risk Takers and Leaders. They have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic adventures.

Girl Scouts do big things. Our program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences Girls have as they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more.

At Girl Scouts of Western Washington, our community is strong and our vision is clear: That every girl in Western Washington—regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or geographic location—is empowered to fulfill her potential and make the world a better place. 

Global Weather and Climate Center
Booth Number(S): W212

How the Weatherworks / The Learningworks Foundation, Inc.

Naples, FL 34110
Contact: H Michael Mogil
E-mail: hmmogil@weatherworks.com
Booth Number(S): W407
How The Weatherworks is a full service consulting company. We specialize in fostering learning about the weather (which is why we are participating in Weatherfest 2017), weather photography, forensic meteorology and weather and science writing. I routinely contribute to the weather blog at http://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com.

Howard University, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences
Booth Number(S): W100
The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) and the newly named Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Societal Impacts, and Environment (CAMSIE) will join other exhibitors in demonstrating a dynamic suite of hands-on experiments and activities that bring science to life.  These exciting demonstrations are led by enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students, as well as science professionals. 

Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc.
Marketing Director
2191 Harithy Drive
Booth Number(S): 238, W209

King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Contact: Tom Watson
E-mail: tom.watson@kingcounty.gov
Booth Number(S): W206

King County protects water quality and public health in the central Puget Sound region by providing high quality and effective treatment to wastewater collected from our local sewer agencies.

The county's Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) serves about 1.7 million people within a 424-square-mile service area, which includes most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County.

Ladue School District Middle School
Booth Number(S): W107

Little Bear Creek Weather
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact: Brie Hawkins
E-mail: littlebearcreekweather@gmail.com
Booth Number(S): W303
Little Bear Creek Weather is a hyper local weather blog for the North King and South Snohomish areas of Washington. We are web based and focused on a unique approach to local weather updates, including real time storm coverage, daily forecasts, and more. 

Lockheed Martin
Booth Number(S): 505, W110, W112, W114

Medford Memorial Middle School
Booth Number(S): W400

Miami Dade Public Schools/ Hialeah Senior High School
Booth Number(S): W200

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day - This project is designed to measure the variance of electricity produced by a solar panel on a clear day versus a cloudy day. It is a unique model demonstration involving a photgraphic gray-scale filter, a "Sun", a large globe, solar panel, and volt/current meters. There will also be a map of the various types of clouds. The target audience is grade school children, but may also pique the interest of adults.

- William J. Harrington  P.G.,M.S.

Exhibit Manager, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
300 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20546
Contact: Winnie Humberson
E-mail: winnie.h.humberson@nasa.gov
Booth Number(S): 205, W415

NASA Earth System Science conducts and sponsors research, collects new observations from space, develops technologies and extends science and technology education to learners of all ages. We work closely with our global partners in government, industry, and the public to enhance economic security, and environmental stewardship, benefiting society in many tangible ways. We conduct and sponsor research to answer fundamental science questions about the changes we see in climate, weather, and natural hazards, and deliver sound science that helps decision-makers make informed decisions.

NASA Langley Research Center

Contact: Sarah McCrea
E-mail: sarah.mccrea@nasa.gov
Booth Number(S): W412

NASA Langley Science Directorate aims to provide the public with unique NASA experiences, engaging activities, and advanced technology. Our products are developed and reviewed by science and education experts. 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 AMS Weather Fest Booth will feature Earth science atmosphere resources! Learn how to observe clouds and help NASA scientists better understand the role of clouds in our weather and climate. Highlighting GLOBE Program resources and NASA satellite data.

This work supports the NASA Strategic objective to "Advance the Nation’s STEM education and workforce pipeline by working collaboratively with other agencies to engage students, teachers, and faculty in NASA’s missions and unique assets”



National Weather Service, Seattle

Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: Ted Buehner
E-mail: ted.buehner@noaa.gov
Booth Number(S): W309
The National Weather Service primary mission focuses on saving lives and property through flood and weather outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories, helping to make a Weather-Ready Nation. The NWS Seattle booth will have an interactive hydro simulator, showing river runoff in different soil environments. This exhibit has been quite popular wherever it goes!

NOAA Pacific Marine Env Lab
Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: Adi Hanein
E-mail: adi.hanein@noaa.gov
Booth Number(S): W413
NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate. Come by the booth to learn more about TSUNAMIS and the Old Weather Project and the way PMEL studies weather, climate and tsunamis. 

NOAA Satellites and Information Service

Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact: Nina Jackson
E-mail: Nina.Jackson@noaa.gov
Booth Number(S): W411

NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation's security, environment, economy, and quality of life. Come visit our booth, spin the Wheel of Science, and take home a prize and some free educational resources.


Norman, OK 73072
Contact: Lans Rothfusz
E-mail: lans.rothfusz@noaa.gov
Booth Number(S): W408

NOAA/NSSL HotSeat Warning Simulator

HotSeat is a web-based warning simulation tool designed for use by weather geeks of all ages.  It uses archived WSR-88D data from actual events along with severe weather reports and damage survey photographs in a displaced real-time (DRT) mode to approximate the feel of issuing severe weather warnings in the National Weather Service.  While running the scenario, the participant receives or loses points to indicate his/her success in the simulation.

North Carolina Public Schools -- Retired
Booth Number(S): W403

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing System
Booth Number(S): W213
NANOOS, the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, provides information and products related to weather and ocean data, including meteorological stations which measure atmospheric conditions, including air temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, and rainfall.

Northwest Avalanche Center
Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: Garth Ferber
E-mail: garth.ferber@nwac.us
Booth Number(S): W115

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center.  The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.

At Weather Fest we will run an avalanche simulation on a scale model mountain slope every 1/2 hour.

Office of the Washington State Climatologist/UW
Seattle, WA 
Contact: Karin Bumbaco
E-mail: climate@atmos.washington.edu
Booth Number(S): W302

Okemos High School
Booth Number(S): W402

Pacific Science Center

Booth Number(S): W317

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Booth Number(S): W312
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. These four counties are home to more than 3.8 million people, over half the state’s population.

Every day we work to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change.. 

Puget Sound Energy
Booth Number(S): W215

Business Development
16800 East CentreTech Parkway
Booth Number(S): 605, W103, W101

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

Salish Sea Expeditions
Bainbridge island, WA 98110
Contact: Seth Muir
E-mail: seth@salish.org
Booth Number(S): W201

Salish Sea Expeditions' mission is inspiring youth to connect with the marine environment through boat-based scientific inquiry and hands-on learning, instilling curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking. Our vision is that all citizens experience the wonders of the marine environment and are equipped with the knowledge and investigative skills to address the greatest challenges that face humanity.

Salish Sea Expeditions is a unique non-profit organization with a 20 year history that actively engages middle and high school students in meaningful, boat-based marine learning experiences on Puget Sound. Working as members of teams in classrooms and aboard ship, students conduct authentic marine research projects. They deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection stations, and learn basic piloting and navigation skills. Following their expedition they present their research at a professional Symposium at the University of Washington.

Seattle Aquarium
Booth Number(S): W416

Seattle Astronomical Society
Seattle, WA 
Contact: David Ingram
E-mail: ingramdw@hotmail.com
Booth Number(S): W106

The Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) presents to the AMS Weatherfest guests the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, designated as TSE 2017 and popularly as "The Great American Eclipse".

This remarkable celestial event begins mid-morning, Monday, August 21, 2017 as the Moon eclipses the sun and the resulting penumbra shadows all 48 states of the US mainland.  The most intense shadow, the darkness of the umbra will create a 70 mile wide "path of totality" begins in Oregon and 90 minutes later ends over the Atlantic Ocean east of South Carolina.

Volunteers with the SAS will present to AMS Weatherfest guests, an exhibit including principal eclipse images and videos about TSE 2017 and will provide demonstrations, hand-outs and expert descriptions of this "not-to-be-missed"  "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

Booth Number(S): W109

Tacoma Public Schools/ Jason Lee Middle School
Booth Number(S): W307

Taylor & Francis Group
Booth Number(S): W203

The Aerospace Corporation
Booth Number(S): W102

The Aerospace Corporation operates a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). In this role, we provide engineering and acquisition management support as well as objective technical analyses and assessments to the Air Force, other Department of Defense organizations, and select civilian agencies such as NASA and NOAA. In addition to maintaining and leveraging expertise in the terrestrial environmental domain, Aerospace has developed a comprehensive array of capabilities that address virtually all technical challenges facing space systems. Each capability fills a specific need in support of our customers.

U.S. Geological Survey
Booth Number(S): W314

University of Washington Dept of Atmos Sci, OLYMPEX
Booth Number(S): W306
The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) is a NASA/University of Washington field campaign that took place on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State from autumn 2015 through spring 2016. The goal was to collect detailed atmospheric measurements (such as rain and snow) from the ground and air to evaluate how well satellites measure rainfall and snowfall from space. OLYMPEX measurements included measure how much rain fell and the size and shapes of the raindrops. Learn more about how we accomplished this task through hands-on activities and informational handouts at our booth.  

University of Washington, Mountain Hydrology Research Group

Contact: William Currier
E-mail: currierw@uw.edu
Booth Number(S): W308

One fourth of the earth's continents is composed of mountainous terrain. Mountain rivers provide water for 40% of the world's population. Our research goals are to understand the spatial patterns of snow accumulation, snowmelt, and streamflow in complex terrain, particularly as they relate to changes in weather and climate. Come learn more at our Weatherfest exhibit.

UW Atmos Sciences Outreach & UW AMS Student Chapt

Booth Number(S): W207

Washington Department of Natural Resources
Booth Number(S): W313

Weather Ready Nation
Booth Number(S): W406


Seattle, WA 
Contact: Charlie Phillips
E-mail: charlie@weathertogether.us
Booth Number(S): W301

Nobody knows the weather of a region better than those who live there. Unfortunately, there currently is not a centralized, easily accessible network for weather enthusiasts to share their knowledge and love of the skies with the communities they live in. WeatherTogether seeks to fill this glaring hole in weather communication, outreach, and collaboration.

WeatherTogether is a diverse and interconnected network of local weather blogs created by users who aspire to provide their communities with a variety of weather and science content. By sourcing weather information and forecasts from local meteorologists and weather enthusiasts, viewers get detailed discussions about their local weather in a manner that is not available in a brief newscast or automated computer forecast.

We look forward to meeting with you Sunday! In the meantime, register at weathertogether.us and make a weather website today!