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Andrew Dressel

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A little about me so that you might know where I'm coming from.


Raised in Cheshire, Connecticut
Lived in Troy, New York; Boca Raton, Florida; Kiev, Ukraine; Ithaca, New York
Currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA



Cheshire High School 1980
BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1985
MEng in Mechanics from Cornell University 2003
MS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University 2006
PhD in Civil Engineering and Mechanics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2013

Work Experience[edit]

Founder, software developer and product manager at MapInfo Corporation
General Manager of the Kiev Business Incubator at Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Kiev, Ukraine
Teaching Assistant of Statics, Dynamics, and Strength of materials at Cornell University
Substitute teacher of math and science in Connecticut public high schools
Hot air balloon pilot and chase crew at Castle View Balloons
Bicycle mechanic at Wheel & Sprocket and Crank Daddy's
Lecturer in Statics, Dynamics, Strength of materials, and Finite element analysis at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering
Director of the Bicycle and Motorcycle Engineering Research Laboratory at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Trek Soho with 8-speed hub and belt drive
Felt B2 Pro time trial bicycle with 10-speed Dura-Ace from 2010
Gary Fisher Supercaliber full suspension mountain bike from 2006
Litespeed Ultimate racing bicycle with 8-speed Dura-Ace from 1994
Burley Rumba Tandem from 1999
Burley Canto Recumbent from 2002
Cannondale Criterium with 12-speed 105 from 1988
Trek 620 with 18-speed Suntour from 1984
Bianchi steel mountain bike converted to winter commuter with slicks, lights, and fenders (retired and scrapped)
Orbea Ordu time trial bicycle from 2007 (wrecked and scrapped)
Single speed built up from old Raleigh steel road frame and Specialized Langster running gear (gifted)
Bike Friday DoubleDay recumbent tandem (sold)
Trek 710 with 12-speed Suntour from 1981 (gifted)
Torker Unicycle (cannibalized)
Moto Guzzi California Special (sold)
Kawasaki Vulcan (sold)
Yamaha FZR600 (sold)


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Contributions, an incomplete list[edit]

First edit on 14 May 2006 at 21:34

Articles I've worked on include (some may be listed in more than one section):

Bike (bicycle and motorcycle) related[edit]

Bicycle related[edit]

Human-powered vehicle related[edit]

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Tire related[edit]

Unicycle related[edit]

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Aircraft related[edit]

Balloon related[edit]

GIS related[edit]

Math related[edit]

Mechanics related[edit]

Travel related[edit]

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Images uploaded so far 139 (132 cur, 7 old)

Photo and image credits (just for fun)[edit]

Places I've visited[edit]

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