Thirteen-year-old genius Caleb Anderson continues to prove age is just a number to him when it comes to academics as he recently started classes as a full-time aerospace engineering and chemistry student at Georgia Tech.
The genius, who started his first day as a student of the prestigious university on Monday, is one of the educational institution’s youngest students in recent times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
In an interview with 11Alive News, the freshman spoke about his first day on campus and how he’s adjusting to classes and the new environment. “The classes try to be intimidating, but they’re really not. They’re just really average classes almost with just a lot more people and more technology,” he said.
Despite admitting to being nervous, Caleb however said he’s excited about his new journey. “I don’t want to screw up,” he said.
Caleb started showing flashes of his brilliance from the time he was in diapers. Before he could even talk, he had already picked up and learned sign language. The young genius bettered that feat by learning to read the constitution of the United States at the age of two.
By the time he was three, Caleb had learned how to speak Spanish, French and Mandarin besides English. He also impressively qualified for MENSA – the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. This made him the youngest Black boy to become a member of the society during that period.
Prior to gaining admission to Georgia Tech, Caleb studied at the Chattahoochee Technical College where he was a student for two years. His parents told 11Alive News his eventual enrolment at Georgia Tech had been written in the stars. “Seeing him in his domain after all these years is exciting and fulfilling. Definitely a moment of nervousness for sure,” his father, Kobi, said.
His mother added: “Just to see him walking on campus for the first time, I just wanted to cry.”
And though Caleb may just be in his freshman year, he already has his future at Georgia Tech mapped out. “Hopefully, I get my bachelor’s and masters here. I’m really hoping to learn a lot of things here, meet a lot of acquaintances for the schools I want to go to and the places I want to work,” he said.
The 13-year-old genius also said he wants to work in the aviation industry as an aeronautical engineer.