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Rick led
Pisces Project at the
Geometry Center and was involved in the creation of
dynamical systems software
tools.
He was heavily involved in the University of Minnesota
calculus initiative
and has created and twice taught a new course on
multivariable calculus
at the Geometry Center. He has written several
expository papers
on the educational activities at the Center.
Rick supervised eight undergraduate students during the Geometry
Center's summer reasearch experience, and worked with female and
minority students in grades 68. His work with middle school students
led him to create an online
teacher's guide that describes
how to build a Platonic solid as a
classroom project.
Background
Rick graduated from
Cornell University
in 1993 with a degree in Applied Mathematics. He has spent summers
working in industries such as LockheedMartin Aerospace and the
General Electric R&D Center.
Education

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, 1993
Cornell University
B.S. Mathematics and Physics, 1988
Guilford College,
Greensboro, NC
Professional Experience

Employment
 8/95 to present, Assistant Professor
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
 8/93 to 8/95, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Geometry Center, University of Minnesota
Publications
 A. Petters and F. J. Wicklin (1995) "Caustic Phenomena in
MultiplePlane Gravitational Lensing," in preparation.
 CH. Nien and F. J. Wicklin (1995) "Continuation Methods
for Bifurcations in Planar Noninvertible Mappings," in preparation.
 F. J. Wicklin, R. Dror, and B. Johnson (1995) "Detecting
HighOrder Singularities of Implicitlydefined Planar Curves,"
in preparation.
 F. J. Wicklin (1995) "Pisces:
A Platform for Implicit
Surfaces and Curves and the Exploration of Singularities,"
Technical Report #89, The Geometry Center.
 H. Keynes and F. J. Wicklin (1995)
"Education at
the Geometry Center,"
Proceedings of the 1995 World Conference on Engineering Education.
 F. J. Wicklin (1995) "A New Method for
Investigating Resonant Dynamics of Multifrequency Mappings,"
submitted to Physica D.
 A. Petters and F. J. Wicklin (1995) "New Caustic Phenomena
in Doubleplane Lensing,"
Proceeding of the Australian Conference on Gravitational Lensing.
 A. Petters and F. J. Wicklin (1995) "Caustics of the DoublePlane
Two PointMass Gravitational Lens with Continuous Matter and Shear,"
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
 F. J. Wicklin (1995) "Maple," in Handbook of Software
for Engineers and Scientists. P. W. Ross, Ed. CRC Press, Inc.
 H. Keynes and F. J. Wicklin (1995)
"The Geometry Center
Reaches Out," MAA FOCUS, February, 1995.
 A. Back, J. Guckenheimer, M. Myers, F. Wicklin, and P.
Worfolk, (1992) "DsTool: Computer Assisted Exploration of Dynamical
Systems," Notices of the AMS, 39:4, 303309.
 J. Guckenheimer, M. Myers, F. Wicklin, and P. Worfolk, (1991)
"DsTool: A Dynamical System
Toolkit with an Interactive Graphical Interface,"
Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University.
 J. Marsden, O. O'Reilly, F. Wicklin, and B. Zombro, (1991)
"Symmetry, Stability, Geometric Phases, and Mechanical Integrators,
Parts I & II" Nonlinear Science Today 1:1, 411, and
1:2, 1421.
 F. J. Wicklin, (1990)
"Discrete Dynamical System and Sarkovskii's Theorem on Linearly
Ordered Spaces" in Models for Undergraduate Research in
Mathematics, L. Senecal (ed.), MAA Notes, number 18, 133141.
Recent Talks and Presentations
 "Continuation of Connecting Orbits in Dynamical Systems,"
University of Minnesota, Fall 1995.
 "Pisces: A Platform for Implicit
Surfaces and Curves and the Exploration of Singularities,"
University of Minnesota, Fall 1995.
 "The Computation and Visualization of Level Sets," invited lectures,
Lafayette College, Bowdoin College, St. Olaf College, and
Carleton College, Spring and Fall 1995.
 "Using Technology in Mathematical Research and Education,"
three lectures and a workshop at the University of Colorado,
Boulder, October, 1994.
 "The Geometry of Resonance Regions for Coupled Oscillators,"
University of Minnesota, two lectures, September, 1993.
 "Visualization of Geometric Structures in Dynamical Systems,"
Workshop on Visualization of Geometric Structures, Berkeley, CA,
October, 1992.
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