Brendan McAndrew

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Brendan McAndrew

  • Scientific Programmer/Analyst II for Land Information System
  • Additional Roles:
  • 301.286.3992
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    I am a scientific programmer supporting NASA's Land Information System. My responsibilities include code review and testing, bug fixing, feature development, creating and editing documentation, and responding to user queries. I am passionate about "open source science" and enjoy learning new languages and libraries for data analysis and visualization. In 2021, I served as the Open Source Science lead for the Earth Information System - Freshwater pilot.

    Positions/Employment

    4/2020 - Present

    Scientific Programmer/Analyst II

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc. | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 617), Greenbelt, MD
    5/2018 - 4/2020

    Applied Sciences Coordinator

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc. | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 610), Greenbelt, MD
    1/2018 - 4/2018

    DEVELOP Team Lead

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc. | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2015 - 2017

    Graduate Research Assistant - Ahn Wetland Lab

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    2011 - 2011

    Seasonal Field Research Technician

    Dr. Rick Sherwin (CNU), Bat caves and mines across Nevada and Death Valley, California
    2010 - 2011

    DEVELOP Team Member

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc. | NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

    Education

    M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, 2017

    Concentration: Conservation Science and Policy

    George Mason University | Fairfax, VA

    B.S. in Biology, 2011

    Christopher Newport University | Newport News, VA

    Teaching Experience

    Software Carpentries Instructor, 2018-present

    Teaching basic research computing skills to participants in NASA's DEVELOP program. Lessons include:

    • Unix Shell
    • Version Control with git
    • Introduction to Python
    • Intermediate Python - Geospatial Applications

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2014-2017

    George Mason University | Fairfax, VA

    • Evolution and Ecology - Lab and Recitation (BIOL 308)
    • Ecological Sustainability (EVPP378/BIO379)
    • Wetland Ecology and Management (EVPP 646/647)

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Earth Information System (EIS) - Freshwater: A Pilot Study Exploring Open Science on the Cloud

    12 / 17 / 2021

    Presenter/Panelist - AGU 2021

    Exploring and Visualizing NASA Land Information System Output using Open Source Python Tools

    2021

    Tutorial for the SnowEx Hackweek organized by the University of Washington's eScience Institute

    The Verification of Using Earth Observations for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 11.3.1

    12 / 2019

    Poster - AGU 2019

    Goddard Applied Sciences Program Overview

    4 / 2019

    Poster at the first USFS-NASA Applications Workshop

    Awards

    HBG Peer Award for Scientific/Technical Support (2020)

    DEVELOPer of the Term - Goddard Node (Spring Term 2018)

    Brief Bio

    I am a scientific programmer supporting NASA's Land Information System. My responsibilities include code review and testing, bug fixing, feature development, creating and editing documentation, and responding to user queries. I am passionate about "open source science" and enjoy learning new languages and libraries for data analysis and visualization. In 2021, I served as the Open Source Science lead for the Earth Information System - Freshwater pilot.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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