A 12-Year-Old Genius is Set To Study Aerospace Engineering At Georgia Tech
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When most children are still fumbling with common knowledge and how to speak long sentences, Caleb Anderson was already studying at MENSA; he was just 3.
The genius boy, 9 years later, has been accepted into the Georgia Institute of Technology to study Aerospace Engineering. Caleb is going to be the youngest to have achieved this academic level, after graduating high school level at 11 years old.
Coming from Marietta, Georgia, Caleb’s mom explained, “I don’t think anything Caleb has done has been normal for us.” Meanwhile, Caleb himself denied being ‘smart.’
“I’m not really smart, I just grasp information quickly,” he explained.
“I have this distinct memory of going to a first-grade class and learning there, and everyone was way taller than me because I was two – I could barely walk,” Caleb recalled his middle school times, “The kids there, they kind of looked down on me, they treated me like I was an anomaly.”
“Which I kind of am,” he jokingly added.
After he graduated high school at age 11, he’s been attending Chattahoochee Technical College for aerospace engineering.
His parents want him to achieve holistic education, but more than that, to have a good experience outside a classroom. They said, “We want to make sure that when he is an adult, he’ll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend.”
Caleb’s two parents have no background in rocket science, but their parenting job is still on. “We had to learn there are other things that we can teach him about compassion, kindness, and looking for good in others,” said his mom.
Claire has a Master’s degree in education, and Caleb’s dad, Kobi, is an IT salesman. As proud parents, they really want Caleb to go as far as he can. Claire said, “We want him to be in an environment where he is accepted and not tolerated.”
Caleb wishes that one day he’ll be able to intern for Elon Musk.
While his body is still a growing one, Caleb has accepted that he’s different from everyone. His parents don’t help him with homework, and his learning capability is vast compared to his peers.