Dennis J. Andrucyk Maniac Lecture

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Dennis Andrucyk became the Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in 2017. From 2015-2017, he served as NASA’s acting chief technologist and as deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). From 2003-2015, Andrucyk held many senior executive positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, including Director of the Applied Engineering & Technology Directorate, Chief of the Software Engineering Division, and Chief of the Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division. Before joining NASA in 1988, Andrucyk worked at the Department of Defense as both a contractor and a civil servant. He also served with the National Security Agency (1977-1978), the Naval Research Laboratory (1980-1982), Westinghouse (1982-1983), General Electric (1983-1987) and Northrop Grumman (1987-1988).

Andrucyk served on several national and international space partnership teams including the U.S.-based Space Technology Alliance as one of three voting members on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Sensors & Electronics Technology (SET) panel. He also served as NASA co-lead on the Interagency Space Science and Technology Partnership Forum, along with members of the Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office.

Andrucyk earned the Senior Executive Service Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the Goddard Outstanding Leadership Honor Award, and the Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award in Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity. In 2000, he was selected as a Goddard Senior Fellow.

Andrucyk graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1982.