Geek of the Week: Kari Kron, Junior, Chemical Engineering

This week’s Geek of the Week is a very unique Mines individual who strives to be extraordinary in every aspect of her life. Her car is lined with ducks on the dash board, she loves to dress up and she is a free spirit in everything she does. Undergraduate Kari Kron is obsessive about things she enjoys while being socially acceptable at the same time. “I feel like a geek because I fit into my society here at Mines,” Kron expalined.A junior chemical engineer at mines, Kron hails from Louisville, Colorado, and walking to the beat of her own drum has defined her personality. She is the epitomy of a Geek of the Week.

What is your favorite video game/ video game system?
My Lenovo! I like playing “The Hobbit,” but if I had to choose a system, it would be the Wii, to play “Super Smash Brothers: Brawl.” Poof Poof Poof, I am Kirby. <(^^)> (>^^)> <(^^)> <(^^<) This is called the dancing Kirby.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars for sure! In Star Wars, they have Ewoks and Han Solo.

If you could have any superpower, which one would you have?
If I could have any superpower, I would have to power to spit acidic goo, because that would be awesome. Plus I would not want to be a super hero, I am more of a super villain.

If you could add any class at Mines, what class would you add?
I really wanted to take a Shakespeare class, I think they used to offer it here at Mines, but I could not find it as a class this year.

What do you do in your free time?
Well as a chemical engineering junior, I don’t really have free time, but if I did, I would make epic side walk chalk drawings, chew bubble gum, and throw epic theme parties.

If you could change anything at Mines, what would you change?
EPICS, just kidding, that is not my answer. My real answer is that I would change the placement of tests. That way, I could study for one test at a time, instead of five.

Do you have any favorite, geeky pick-up lines?
Yes, actually I have two that are actually related to each other. The first one is ‘I wish I was your first derivative, so I could lie tangent to your curves,’ and the second one is ‘I wish I was your second derivative, so I could explore your concavity.’

Do you have any advice for aspiring geeks?
Always wear your knee socks with sandals, especially vibrantly colored socks, and if your sandals go between your toes, be sure to wear toe socks.

What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is “Pan’s Labyrinth” because it is artistic and well done. It’s a good movie, kind of creepy, but way good.

Why did you choose your major?
I came into this school as a civil engineer. When I got here, however, I learned how terrible physics was and how awesome chemistry was, so I decided to switch to chemical engineering.

What do you want to do once you graduate college?
I have not decided yet, I am kind of applying to places, jobs and graduate school. I am applying to stuff and hope something happens.

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