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My name is Andrew Wickert. Here I go by Andy or Andrew or Awickert or awickert. I have a website that is now mostly back up to date.

I am a geology/geophysics Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder who works on (1) sedimentary and geomorphic processes; (2) ice sheets, rivers, and sea level over the Last glacial period; (3) flexural isostasy and landscape evolution; and (4) a smattering of hydrology and other sciences related to modern water and the Earth's surface. At some point, I'll get through my Ph.D. work and manage to find more time to write around here, as I've been somewhat inactive of late (June 2013). In Fall 2015, I will be returning to my hometown as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

I've also been busy lately starting a company, Northern Widget LLC, with my two best friends. We're designing, building, and selling open-source equipment to measure processes in the outdoors. Our current projects are on post-wildfire erosion and flash flooding, glacier mass balance, flooding in Bangladesh, and soil and hillslope processes. I'm really excited to get this project off the ground, and spend more time with two of my favorite people in the world making it happen.

If you're ever around Colorado or my other hang-outs, or you want to chat about science/geology, just drop a message on my talk page or e-mail me!

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I've had a Wikipedia account since Fall 2007, and have been active since Summer 2008. If you want to get in touch with me or help with something, you may leave me a message on my talk page or email me. I will respond, and I may or may not be able to say or do something useful.

My username is my abbreviated name because it was my 8-character kerberos login, and thereby became a part of my on-computer-identity.

If you're interested in what I think about how things should work here, you can read my curmudgeonly opinions. If you're interested in not thinking, you can read lolcats.

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(trying to get to be not horribly out of date)

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  • ..several more at Wikimedia Commons...

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