Pullman Geosciences Research Foundation

______________A Nonprofit Corporation______________

 

A Message From The Founder:

My goal with the establishment of PGRF is to stimulate and provide a vehicle for the pursuit of knowledge and understanding to again bring forth the pride and drive which accompanies the need to understand the unknown.

During the past two decades I have sponsored various areas of research from the health sciences to quick delivery vehicles for weather research, while I pursued commercial interests. As I have matured I have learned that helping humanity as a whole out weighs the pursuit of money without responsibility. As a friend stated several years ago "We have so much to learn."

Pullman Geosciences evolved from being a commercial corporation to a non-profit operation on September 25, 2009. We have developed several patents for Multi-Dimensional Data Modeling Tornado Prediction, and EMF Spectral Mapping for Advanced Analysis and Detection of Tornado Signatures and Tracking including polarity tornado generation. As the pioneers and leaders in the field we have established the standards and the high quality of research needed to continue to advance the state of knowledge about the understanding of atmospheric processes and their relationships to magnetic, gravity and geological structure to learn how to better predict phenomena for improved safety of people and property.

2015 continues to move forward with great progress in rocket, high altitude balloon and payload delivery systems under the Glenda Project. Established in 1997 the Glenda Project has set the standard for severe weather research delivery vehicles and continues to push the envelope with more complex telemetry feeds and instrumentation. This year celebrates 18 years of the Glenda Project.

As well, we have developed three major network operation centers coupled together with ultra high speed connectivity. We have also established two way video data transmission capability to utilize the high powered home based operation computing facilities with instant data and direction fed back to mobile units in the field in real time. This allows early warning of pretornado drops and track prediction without the use of radar technology. Our NOC centers can feed the information to the public in real time HDTV and separate audio feeds, and to Emergency Management Operations in areas where radar overshoots low altitude severe storms. We continue to push forward with our search for knowledge to better improve the life and safety of all around us.

Robert Pullman
PGRF Founder
March 1st 2015

The name of this foundation shall be "PULLMAN GEOSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION", here in referred to as "PGRF", a Non-Profit Corporation.

Purpose:

The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are:
(a) To engage in the study and research of geosciences scientific phenomena, using scientific techniques and methodologies, and to establish scientific laboratory facilities to that end.
(b) To advance the state of knowledge about the understanding of atmospheric processes and their relationships to geological structure to learn how to better predict phenomena for improved safety of people and property.
(c) To provide for the interchange of information and support, through training, grants, and scientific experimentation, promote the discovery of new weather knowledge, analysis, and geosciences subject proficiency.

Logo ExplanationOur Logo Explained:

Our logo was designed to capture the Foundation's start time in history, to be original in design, to stir interest in exploring the unknown, and to represent the areas of initial research. The circle design is symbolic of the wheel, man's first step into the modern era of discovery. The eleven rings represent the orbits of the known planets in our solar system at the time of incorporation. Without digressing into the debate on the definition of planets the orbits around the Sun are indicated as Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres (one-third of the mass of the asteroid belt with orbital distance very close to the location of the asteroids belt's center of mass; and/or Vesta, Pallas, Hygiea; plus the other half of the mass of the asteroid belt: - Over 200 asteroids are known to be larger than 100 km, while a survey in the infrared wavelengths shows that the main belt has 700,000 to 1.7 million asteroids with a diameter of 1 km or more), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto (tilted orbit), and Eris (originally called Xenia by the discoverer and probably just scratching the surface of the outer solar system future discoveries). The elements of earth, wind, and fire, are represented by a seismic activity graph, a tornado, and a lightning bolt. The symbol of the witch riding a high tech broom is the logo of the Glenda Project Research Program (established 1997 to study tornadoes via rapid response delivery systems). The Glenda Project, is named after John Glen, first USA astronaut to orbit the earth, and a loose reference to the good witch Glinda from the Wizard of Oz; the story of Dorothy and travel via a tornado to the land of the Oz. The last symbol of the logo is a rocket at lift off indicating a vehicle for discovery and learning as man moves forward into the unknown and the future.

Pullman Geosciences Research Foundation 
Constitution and Bylaws 
Version 4.0 – November 1, 2012 


I. Name: 
The name of this foundation shall be "PULLMAN GEOSCIENCES RESEARCH 
FOUNDATION", here in referred to as "PGRF", a Non-Profit Corporation. 

II. Purpose: 
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are: 
(a) To engage in the study and research of geosciences scientific phenomena, using 
scientific techniques and methodologies, and to establish scientific laboratory facilities to that end.

(b) To advance the state of knowledge about the understanding of atmospheric processes 
and their relationships to geological structure to learn how to better predict phenomena for improved safety of people and property.

(c) To provide for the interchange of information and support, through training, grants, and 
scientific experimentation, promote the discovery of new weather knowledge, analysis, and geosciences subject proficiency. 

(d) All discoveries resulting from ongoing research are freely given to the scientific 
community through promptly reported peer reviewed publications enabling use by other scientists to advance their research. 

(e) To engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be formed under Chapter2, Title 12 of the Louisiana Revised Statues (Non-Profit Corporation Law). 

III. Board of Trustees: 
(a) The business, property and affairs of PGRF shall be managed, controlled and conducted by a Board of Trustees. 

(b) The Board of Trustees shall consist of four officers: President & Chairman (Board Affairs, Scientific Affairs), Vice President (Scientific Research Planning, Facilities Operations, Logistics, Media Coordination), Director of Field Research (Deployment, Recording, Photography, Safety), Director (Strategic Planning, Treasurer, Secretary)

(c) The directors will seek to build the size of the Board of Trustees for the purposes of encouraging participation of peers and non-peers, for guidance, policy analysis, research, decision-making, evaluation, and a think-tank for the discussion of scientific theory. 

(d) The initial Board of Trustees will be appointed by the Incorporator(s) and will hold office for a period of four years. There after the Board of Directors will hold office for a period of four years.

(e) A Board Member may serve for as many years consecutively as he or she may be 
elected.

(f)  The roles of each of the Board of Trustees will take office the beginning of the next calendar year.

IV. Supporters: 
Supporters of the Foundation for general support, information dispersal, and activities shall be by application and election by the Board of Trustees.

V. Meetings: 
(a) Regular meetings of the Foundation shall be held on a regular basis or at a minimum of one meeting per quarter of the year. 

(b) The Board of Trustees shall meet on an as needed basis or at a minimum of one meeting per quarter of the year.
  
(c) An "Annual" meeting shall be held once per calendar year to conduct other business or activities.

(d) Meetings will utilize videoconferences, teleconferences, and email methods when 
technology is available to do so.

(e) Each of the Board of Trustees and each supporter will have one vote.

(f) A "quorum" is hereby defined as being 25% of the Board of Trustees.

(g) Amendments to the Constitution and or Bylaws shall be by a simple majority vote of the Board of Trustees at the amending meeting at which a quorum is present. Written notice of the proposed amendment shall be sent by email to all members of the Board of Trustees at least thirty (30) days prior to the amending meeting.

(h) Proposals to amend the Bylaws must be presented at a Board of Trustees meeting. A 
motion must be made at a meeting at which a quorum is present, in order for the proposal to be called to a vote. A simple majority vote of the Board of Trustees is required for passage. No prior notification is necessary.

(i) Robert's Rules of Order Current Version shall govern proceeding when invoked by the 
President. 

VI. Finances: 
(a) To engage exclusively in activities of scientific research within the meaning of 
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with all of the various restrictions attendant thereto. 

(b) No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth hereof.

(c) No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) and political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

(d) Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on 

(i) by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United 
States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are 
deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the 
corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). 

(iii) Finances shall be conducted on a calendar year beginning January 1. All funds 
received by PGRF shall be tendered to the Treasurer and placed in depositories to be 
selected by the Board of Trustees. Funds will be used for facility support, and research direction as determined by the Board of Trustees. 

(d) Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Trustees shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.



One of the driving forces for development of the Pullman Geosciences Research Foundation has been the ungoing work of the The Glenda Project. With research has come discoveries and interpretations which require more extensive studying and facilities. Extensive studies and facilities require a much more structured organization. Hence the development of this foundation. All discoveries resulting from ongoing research are freely given to the scientific community through promptly reported peer reviewed publications enabling use by other scientists to advance their research. Our overall goal of PGRF is to support discovery, stimulate new ideas, and develop methodologies for better utilizing resources.

Our inital research areas are:

The Glenda Project - Celebrating 18 Years of Research and Development 1997 - 2015

The Glenda Project provides an infrastructure to advance the state of knowledge about the understanding of atmospheric processes. The Glenda Project is dedicated to the research, development and flight of delivery systems of instrument packages used in arenas such as micro-climatology, and severe storm data collection.The Project explores weather phenomena to provide new knowledge with a better understanding of dynamic weather phenomena to provide long term improved safety of people and property.

ESTAPA = Earth Structures to Atmospheric Phenomena Analysis Program

The purpose behind exploration operations is to discover knowledge about natural phenomena in order to determine cause and relationship. We believe there are interlocking mechanisms that exist between phenomena that once understood, could lead to a rapid break through in the hunt for resources useful to society and industry. Attached to a better understanding of these mechanisms should come the ability to maneuver or influence zones of activity, thus allowing for manipulation of phenomena for improved safety of people and property.

Basic Research and Facilities:

To engage in the study and research of geosciences scientific phenomena, using scientific techniques and methodologies, and to establish scientific laboratory facilities to that end.

Science Education:

To advance the state of knowledge about the understanding of atmospheric processes and their relationships to geological structure to learn how to better predict phenomena for improved safety of people and property.

Public Understanding:

To provide for the interchange of information and support, through training, grants, and scientific experimentation, promote the discovery of new weather knowledge, analysis, and geosciences subject proficiency.

Quality of Life:

All discoveries resulting from ongoing research are freely given to the scientific community through promptly reported peer reviewed publications enabling use by other scientists to advance their research.

Initiatives:

To engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations not for profit may be formed..

Email General Inquiries :

pullman@pullman.net

Email Dave Davis - President & Chairman:

glenda_project@comcast.net

Email Tim Quigg - Vice President Operations:

timquigg@pullman.net

Email John Quigg - Director of Field Research:

johnquigg@pullman.net

Email Robert Pullman - Director of Strategic Planning:

pullman@pullman.net

Phone Skype:

         601 620 4644

Website:

http://pullmangeosciences.org

Transferring to http://glendaproject.org

ESTAPA = Earth Structures to Atmospheric Phenomena Analysis Program

The purpose behind exploration operations is to discover knowledge about natural phenomena in order to determine cause and relationship. Using geodetic positioning, magnetics, and ground-penetrating radar in relation to our own data collection techniques, we hope to provide discovery of new mineral locations and their effects on weather generation, and lightning attraction. We believe there are interlocking mechanisms that exist between phenomena that once understood, could lead to a rapid break through in the hunt for resources useful to society and industry. Attached to a better understanding of these mechanisms should come the ability to maneuver or influence zones of activity, thus allowing for manipulation of phenomena. We also believe that an avante-garde approach to exploring weather phenomena will provide new knowledge with understanding, and with time and analysis we truly believe that some influence or control of dynamic weather phenomena will take place providing long term improved safety for people and property.

Our initial methodology will be to:

  • To record, and identify electronic signatures of weather systems, their movement and related impact on terrain utilizing short and long range sensors
  • To pursue weather systems to identify signatures, and to define alert criteria of severe weather incidents (tornados, microburts, hail, lightning)
  • Having identified particular signatures and related alert criteria puruse and position mobile launch systems to deliver instrumentation into weather systems
  • Having delivered instruments, analyzed telemetry and recovered payloads to confirm research and identification processes of weather systems, develop new ways to provide alerts and weather modification for increased warning time of phenomena to save lives and improve quality of life.

The Board of Trustees

The business, property and affairs of PGRF shall be managed, controlled and conducted by a Board of Trustees. The initial Board of Trustees will be appointed by the Incorporator and will hold office for a period of four years. There after the Board of Trustees will hold office for a period of four years.

The Board of Trustees shall consist of four officers:

  • President & Chairman (Board Affairs, Scientific Affairs)
  • Vice President (Scientific Research Planning, Facilities Operations, Logistics, Media Coordination)
  • Director of Field Research (Deployment, Recording, Photography, Safety)
  • Director (Strategic Planning, Treasurer, Secretary)

.The initial Board of Trustees as appointed:

President & Chairman - Dave Davis

Vice President Operations - Timonthy Quigg

Director of Field Research: - John Quigg

Director of Strategic Planning - Robert Pullman