Erick Edward Shepherd

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Erick Edward Shepherd

  • GSFC-INTERN
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Employer: GSFC INTERNS
  • Brief Bio

    Undergraduate physics student with proficiencies in Python and related packages for data science.

    Current Projects

    ACES - Study of aerosol poleward transport using CATS and CALIPSO observations

    Institution: National Aeronatics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Principal investigator: Dr. Hongbin Yu

    Patagonian Dust Study using CATS Data

    Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Zhibo Zhang

    Positions/Employment

    5/2012 - 5/2013

    Social Media Coordinator

    Own the Room, Telecommute to 25 Pompton Avenue #303, Verona, NJ 07044.

    My responsibilities for Own the Room (formerly Blue Planet Training) included content management for the company's social media and composing newsletters.

    3/2012 - 9/2013

    Dishwasher

    ARAMARK, Patriot Hall, Mt. Saint Mary's University

    I was employed as a dishwasher with ARAMARK Dining Services at the Patriot Hall of Mount Saint Mary's University. My responsibilities included washing dishes and other kitchen equipment; maintaining a commercial dishwasher; and general cleaning tasks, such as sweeping and mopping floors.

    9/2013 - 9/2017

    Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician

    CVS Health, 110 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville, MD 21793

    I worked in a retail pharmacy as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) licensed by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). My responsibilities included data entry of new prescriptions, medical billing, inventory maintenance, filling prescriptions, and customer service. My experience from this position includes a knowledge of pharmacy law, medical terminology, safety practices, and pharmacotherapeutics.

    9/2015 - 12/2017

    Chief Operations Officer

    Industrial Commons, Hagerstown Community College, Technical Innovation Center

    I, Matthew Berman, and Christian Joy Oropeo cofounded Industrial Commons Inc., a non-profit MakerSpace housed in the Hagerstown Community College Technical Innovation Center.

    1/2018 - 5/2018

    Teaching Assistant

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    I worked as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Computational Physics (PHYS 220) course at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County under Dr. Zhibo Zhang.

    8/2017 - Present

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    I currently work as an undergraduate research assistance under Dr. Zhibo Zhang at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics. My job is to design computational physics software to run on the university's Maya Cluster supercomputer to analyze cloud-aerosol data collected by the Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) lidar instrument on the International Space Station (ISS).

    5/2018 - Present

    2018 NASA ACES Intern

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

    I currently work as an intern under Dr. Hongbin Yu at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. My job is to design computational physics software to analyze cloud-aerosol data collected by the Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO).

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching Assistant
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Introduction to Computational Physics (PHYS 220)
    2018 Spring semester

    Education

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Bachelor of Science, Physics
    2015 - Present

    Frederick Community College (FCC)
    Associate of Science, STEM
    2011 - 2015

    Homeschool
    1995 - 2011

    Professional Societies

    Golden Key International Honour Society, 2016 - Present
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2016 - Present
    Tau Sigma Natonial Honor Society, 2016 - Present
    Alpha Psi Chapter Public Relations Officer (May 2016 - May 2017)
    Sigma Alpha Lambda — National Leadership and Honors Organization, 2016 - Present
    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2013 - Present
    Maryland Student Legislature, 2012 - 2015
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene; Treasurer, Frederick Community College delegation chapter; Secretary, Frederick Community College delegation chapter

    Awards

    The Martin Kalmar Award for Excellence in Mathematics
    Frederick Community College, Department of Mathematics
    May 2015

    Winner of the 2015 Martin Kalmar Award, an annual award recognizing one student's achievements in mathematics at Frederick Community College.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    On the Viability of Fresnel Lens Solar Thermal Energy Systems

    4 / 11 / 2015

    Presented at the 2015 Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC).

    Other

    On the Viability of Fresnel Lens Solar Thermal Energy Systems

    12 / 5 / 2014

    Presented at the 2014 Fall semester Frederick Community College (FCC) Honors Forum.

    On the Viability of Fresnel Lens Solar Thermal Energy Systems

    10 / 31 / 2014

    Presented at the first Maryland Collegiate STEM Council (MCSC).

    Brief Bio

    Undergraduate physics student with proficiencies in Python and related packages for data science.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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