Grace Farson

Grace Farson




Political Science, National Security Studies, Physics

Papillion, NE

Why you chose your major

I choose mathematics because I have always loved math and technical research. Adding national security studies, physics and political science as minors created the academic background necessary for my dream career. I want to work for one of the agencies in the intelligence community as a foreign weapons analyst. In order to succeed in this role, I will need to be knowledgeable in physics as well as national security policies and strategies

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The honors program gave me the opportunity to take a class called How to Build a Starship. This course explored all areas of study ranging from mathematics and engineering to psychology and anthropology. Through this experience I learned the importance of multidisciplinary study. Solving problems requires a wide range of knowledge and teamwork. Overall, this class solidified my passion for national security, space, and mathematics

Research or internship experience

Over the summer of 2022, I worked for the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) in accordance with United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) as a Strategic Deterrence Game Theory Intern. In this role, I worked on a team with three other interns to research and create a mathematical game theory model to simulate escalation patterns and conflict between 3 near-peer competitors, Russia, China and the United States. At the end of the summer, we were able to brief our analysis and results to the Deputy Commander of USSTRATCOM, Lieutenant General Bussiere.

Other involvement

I am involved with various organizations on campus including, the Intelligence Community Scholars, the Honors Program, Math Club, Alpha Xi Delta, and Dance Marathon

Why you chose Nebraska

I have grown up watching Husker football and am a forth generation Husker. On top of that, financially, Nebraska was the best option.

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