12-year-old to start aerospace engineering degree at Georgia Tech

by Joel Abbott · Oct 12th, 2020 5:02 pm
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Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 11:44 am

Prodigy Caleb Anderson, 12, is one year into his college studies and has now been admitted to one of the top aerospace engineering programs in the country at Georgia Tech.

According to his parents, Anderson has always grasped concepts quickly, learning sign language at nine months, beginning to read at one year, and completing fractions at age two.

"I have this distinct memory of going to a first grade class and learning there, and everyone was way taller than me, because, you know, I was two," said Anderson. "I could barely walk!"

Anderson has spent the last year studying at Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia, where he is set to graduate in 2022. His parents, however, wanted him to be at a college where he is "accepted and not tolerated," which prompted the transfer to Georgia Tech.

The aerospace engineering program at Georgia Tech is rated second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Professor Mark Costello, chair of the program, said Anderson is "a perfect candidate" for the school.

The boy's parents also emphasized their desire for their son to be well rounded socially and said they want "to make sure that when he is an adult, he'll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend one day."


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