Tween prodigy is set to make history as the youngest student to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech.
Since his birth, a boy from Marietta, Georgia, acted far differently from the rest of the children at his age. Now, only 12 years later, he is about to make history!
Earlier this month, the 12-year-old Caleb Anderson, met with the school’s president and is expected to gain admission to the prestigious Georgia Tech this fall. Administrators were shocked by the advanced knowledge and stunning ability to learn and memorize complex information of the boy.
The mother of the tween, Claire Anderson, admitted:
“I don’t think anything Caleb has done has been normal for us.”
When he was only four weeks old, Caleb started mimicking his mother’s speech!
By the time he was nine-months-old, Caleb could sign more than 250 words using American Sign Language. By the age of two, he could read the Constitution, and one year later, he gained acceptance to MENSA.
Caleb speaks four languages, English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Yet, he is highly modest and says he is not really smart, but he can ”just grasp information quickly.”
Hilariously, he added:
“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 Anderson, 12, will become the youngest student to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech
- The prestigious university is known for its aerospace engineering program
- Caleb finished high school by age 11 and has spent the past year taking classes at Chattahoochee Technical College
Caleb advanced to middle school fast but faced challenges when it comes to his teenage classmates. He said the kids there looked down on him, and treated him like “ an anomaly.”
He completed high school at the age of 11 and has been studying aerospace engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College for the past year. Yet, as he has his sights set on Georgia Tech, Caleb visited their labs and met with the school’s president, Angel Cabrera.
Professor Mark Costello, chair of the university’s School of Aerospace Engineering, commented that the boy is “ a perfect candidate” to come into their program and be very successful.
Caleb hopes to attain an internship with Tesla founder Elon Musk.
- This fall, the boy is set to transfer from to Chattahoochee Technical College to Georgia Tech.
- Caleb meeting Georgia Tech faculty during a visit there.
- Caleb during a tour of Georgia Tech’s aerospace engineering facility
His parents are looking forward to the holistic college experience at Georgia Tech.
Yet, they also stress the importance of other lessons outside of the classroom:
“We want to make sure that when he is an adult, he’ll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend.”
- Caleb speaks four languages and hopes to go on to attain an internship with Elon Musk
- His mother claims they now teach him other lessons: ‘We can teach him about compassion, kindness, and looking for good in others’
Caleb’s mom, Claire, has a Master’s degree in education, while the father Kobi is an IT salesman. Unlike other parents, they can no longer help their son with his homework.
”Both of us are not rocket scientists. We had to learn there are other things that we can teach him about compassion, kindness, and looking for good in others.”
- Caleb’s parents Kobi and Claire stress the importance of life lessons outside of the classroom