13-Year-Old Who Was Doing Fractions By 2, Is Now An Aerospace Engineering Major At Georgia Tech – Video


Attending school in person in the midst of a heightened epidemic full of variant diseases is daunting on its own. Now, add in going through puberty and being not old enough to even drive yourself to your class, and you have the wonderfully intriguing story of Caleb Anderson. The 13-year-old Georgia Tech student recently attended his first day of classes and began his journey to become a major in aerospace engineering.

The university confirmed in a statement his attendance, but is unsure if he is the “youngest student to ever attend Georgia Tech,” and Anderson is seemingly excited after completing courses at Chattahoochee Technical College for advanced credits. Anderson called his first day of classes “pretty interesting” in the university’s statement, citing the size of the school’s campus as “massive.” “This is the kind of school I have been wanting to go to for a very long time, and I am finally here,” the Marietta, Georgia teen said.

The school, excited about Anderson’s attendance and reflections, shared a video about his first day of classes on Twitter.

Georgia Tech shared a video of Anderson reflecting on his first day of classes at the school on Twitter. Kobi and Claire Anderson, Caleb’s ecstatic parents, were on campus to witness their son’s first day. “He’s willing to be stretched. He knows how to get back from a punch and continues to strive,” Kobi Anderson said. A major issue with Anderson’s attendance at Georgia Tech has been paying for his education. At only 13, he’s too young to receive any Georgia merit-based educational scholarships, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Thankfully, Steve Harvey and the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation offered to pay for his tuition, according to Good Morning America. With his academic success inspiring others, Anderson’s goals have matured into doing more for people than just securing enrollment at Georgia Tech. He hopes to pursue a career at SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company, start his own company, and become a positive influence for other teens, according to the statement released by Georgia Tech. “I want to help others that may just need nurturing and resources,” Anderson said.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Maria GilbertCongrats and in corporate America don’t let no one hold you back are use you for your brains, ideas and they get the pay and credit.

CindyGod help this child navigate college without any issues.

He is so young.

Marianne Amazing young man. Just keep in mind kids, that he is extra ordinary. You do not have to rise to this level to be successful and happy

CraigNeed to shelter and protect this kid at all cost,only but so many come along this young in a life time, Great job son, Keep that drive!!! I see you going down in history….ill be a old man when you reach adulthood,, jus hope i live to see you reach the mark i know your gonna make.

DeneenCongratulations! I hope he has a support system, because he is extremely young and everyone and everything else on campus is outside of his age range. It must be a little lonely for him.

BettyYou are an AWESOME student. You are working at improving your life and also becoming a talented adult. Keep it up I am so proud of you!

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