Meredith Augusta Nichols

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Meredith Augusta Nichols

  • SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER
  • 443.878.3374
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • LANHAM , MD 20706
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    I am a scientific programmer with a background in meteorology, remote sensing, and GIS. I am a contractor with SSAI at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and I support the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).

    Positions/Employment

    8/2021 - Present

    Scientific Programmer / Analyst II

    SSAI, NASA GSFC
    4/2021 - 6/2021

    Geospatial Data Programmer / Analyst

    KBR, DOT Volpe Center
    6/2019 - 3/2021

    Scientific Programmer / Analyst II

    KBR, NOAA/NWS/DISS
    10/2018 - 6/2019

    Scientific Programmer / Analyst II

    KBR/SGT, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD
    11/2016 - 10/2018

    Scientific Programmer / Analyst I

    SGT, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD

    Education

    M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 2016

    B.S., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University (Minors in Climatology, Earth Systems, GIS, Geography), University Park, PA, 2014

    Awards

    Ellen Steidle Achievement Award - 2013 Established in 1953 by Dean Edward Steidle to honor the memory of his wife, Ellen Girsham Steidle. The Ellen Steidle Achievement Award recognizes junior and senior Penn State Earth & Mineral Sciences (EMS) students for their service to the college. Students in good academic standing with at least two semesters as an EMS student may be nominated.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Satellite Observations of Trace Gases and Their Application for Studying Air Quality Near Oil and Gas Operations.

    Kollonige, D., Thompson, A., Nichols, M., Fasnacht, Z., Martins, D., Dickerson, R.

    12 / 2014

    Presented at the 2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting

    Seasonal and Annual Validation of Satellite Precipitation Products

    Nichols, M., Rudlosky, S., Wang, J. J.

    10 / 2013

    Presented at the Student Conference of the 38th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association

    The Validation of the Operational AMSU Snowfall Identification Product.

    Ferraro, R. R., Sapiano, M. R. P., Nichols, M., Meng, H., Zhao, L.

    9 / 2010

    Poster Presentation at the 17th Conference Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

    Selected Public Outreach

    Alumni Speaker at the Pennsylvania State University Total Engagement with EMS (TEEMS, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences) 8 / 2017 - Present
    https://www.ems.psu.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising/orientation-first-year-experience/teems

    TEEMS is the first year orientation program for incoming students in the Pennsylvania State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences which takes place at Lake Raystown in Pennsylvania in late August before student move-in. On the last evening of the orientation program, invited alumni come speak to the students in their major and give advice on how succeed as they move through their bachelors degree.


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    Brief Bio

    I am a scientific programmer with a background in meteorology, remote sensing, and GIS. I am a contractor with SSAI at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and I support the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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