Produced by the

Urban Science Initiative Inc.

501 c3 Non-Profit

Contact Information

 

Alex Garcia

President and CEO

Director

National Tropical Weather Conference

Chief Meteorologist - FOX 29 - San Antonio, Texas

alex@wxguide.com    alex@urbansciencelive.org

210-508-4454

 

Tim Smith

Vice-President Operations

Conference Coordinator

Chief Meteorologist - KRGV - Weslaco, Texas

National Tropical Weather Conference

tim@krgv.com

 

Angelique Fox

Vice-President Communications

Conference Media Director

National Tropical Weather Conference

angeliquefox@hurricanecenterlive.com

USI Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit national corporation focused on science education. Founded in 1996, USI Inc. works to enhance the quality of science education for broadcast meteorologists, public and private schools across the nation.  USI Inc. is a member of the Connect A Million Minds effort.

 

The USI Inc.is recognized by governments, educational professionals and the science community as a leader in science educational programming.

 

Our programs include:

 

National Tropical Weather Conference— our hurricane preparedness program for Broadcast Meteorologists draws participants from across the United States.  The program features the nation’s best tropical weather experts and researchers.  This conference draws national media coverage and is scheduled each year at South Padre Island, Texas.

 

Oceanarium—our ocean science outreach program. This highly successful program is produced in collaboration with the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas and the the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Amazing Skies— our most successful space science program is produced in collaboration with the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas and the International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas.  This outreach programs has drawn nearly 2000 attendees.  We work with the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas to provide astronauts for this program.

 

StormFury— our weather science program is produced with the collaboration of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, the University of Texas Brownsville and the Texas State Technical Institute, Harlingen, Texas.  An exciting part of this program is the inclusion of Discovery Channel, storm chaser Tim Baker.

Acceleration—our physics/speed program is another highly successful program.  The program is produced in collaboration with the Texas State Technical Institute in Harlingen, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

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