Geek of the Week: Andrew Franson, Sophomore, Engineering Physics

Some geeks attempt to hide their inner geek, others proudly scooter around campus with the latest D&D rulebook. Perhaps that guy or gal next door with 70GB of RAM is a nerd that you never knew. However, what about the people who do not clearly fall into any such categories? Meet Andrew Franson, the “doctor” down the hall who knows more about the sun than anyone could ever imagine.

[Oredigger] Would you say that you are a geek, or simply a geek at heart?
A geek at heart. I mean, a six-pack and pocket protectors just don’t go that well together.

So what year are you here at Mines?
I’m a sophomore. Theoretically.

What are the ups and downs of your major?
The ups [are that] I love physics; it’s just the best invention humans have ever come up with. It’s not hard at all. In fact, it’s pretty easy. The Downs? I’d say gravity is the only downward acting force to a physics degree. I feel like less of a man after saying that…

What do you like to do in your free time?
Eat, run, FIFA, move unmovable objects, and micromanage, like a boss.

It’s rumored that you are a doctor, would you care to further elaborate?
It all started when I was three. I wanted to become a supermodel. Sadly, that didn’t happen, so I overcompensated by acquiring several doctorates before and during kindergarten.

Running is for athletes, right
“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?” – Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner, so yes.

Let’s say you make millions right out of college, what car(s) would we find sitting in your garage?
Audi R8 and a Dodge Viper ACR.

Your roommate turns into a zombie.
Knife + his neck + in the microwave = the only reason we still have a microwave.

What’s your favorite game?
007 Goldeneye for the N64. I’m partial to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures in Ponyville though.

Sci-Fi or Fantasy?
Fantasy, because sci-fi will become reality

Anything extraordinarily awesome that we’ve left out about yourself?
I’m a really nice, caring, sensitive guy…after you make me a sandwich, of course.

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