Geek of the Week: Peter Jaron, Freshman, Mechanical

This week’s edition of Geek of the Week joins the Oredigger from the freshman class. A mechanical engineer and resident of Weaver Towers, Peter Jaron sat down Thursday to share a snippet of his life with the Mines community.

Do you consider yourself a geek?
Of course! Like all good nerds or geeks, I enjoy playing video games, I do well academically, and I have a good time in small spaces… you know, the works.  

What brought you to Mines?
Engineering has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and Mines was the best place in the state for that.

What kind of engineering?
Mechanical. I really have no idea what I want to do within engineering so mechanical gives me the widest range.

What is your favorite memory or experience from Mines so far?
Probably watching an entire season of Dexter in one week at Mines Park. Just good times with good friends.

Who do you currently follow on Facebook/Twitter the most?
I’m a big fan of Family Guy, and I found Stewie, which is pretty funny.

What is the latest fad or trend you caved and gave into?
I’m usually not a follower. I think the last thing I did was get a Facebook about two and a half years ago.  I don’t think I could imagine my life without it now though.

What is your geekiest, most embarrassing habit?
The fact that in high school I spent more time at school then I did at home during the robotics season.  

Robotics has a season?  
Haha yeah, six weeks with eight-hour Saturdays.

Did you see any success?
My junior year we took first at the regional competition.

What is the worst part of Slate food?
The fact that it’s Slate food! They rehash the same foods but with new names and the addition of, maybe, cheese.

What are you most looking forward to in the last five weeks of the semester?
E-Days! I’m excited to experience it as a freshman and see what all the hub-bub is about!

Picture yourself ten years from today; what do you see yourself doing?
Of course with a smokin’ hot girlfriend and a fat wallet. But hopefully in a nice, cozy desk in a good engineering firm.

What is your go-to snack food for late-night cram sessions?
Cookies and milk! Lately I have been into Chips Ahoy, but I’ll try anything without nuts.

What advice would you offer to incoming students?
Just don’t worry about what’s coming ahead. Get excited, college is a lot of fun no matter how you go about it. Don’t be afraid to be a little nerdy. There are others here who follow that trend.

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