12-year-old genius set to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech

12-year-old Caleb Anderson is set to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech.

  • The young genius will be starting his sophomore year at college.
  • Caleb is currently studying at Chattahoochee Technical College and is on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.
  • Professor Mark Costello, chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Aerospace Engineering: “He’s a perfect candidate to come into our program and be very successful.”

Caleb Anderson is not like any other 12 year old. 

While those his age are getting ready for the 7th grade, Caleb is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College. The young prodigy is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in two years. After this, he is set to make history as he could be the youngest student at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s aerospace engineering program. Caleb has already visited Georgia Tech’s labs and has met with the school’s president Ángel Cabrera. Professor Mark Costello, chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Aerospace Engineering, spoke to CBS News, saying that Caleb is “a perfect candidate to come into our program and be very successful.”

Caleb Anderson at Georgia Tech

At just nine-months, Caleb had already learned sign language. 

The boy’s parents, Claire and Kobi, note that Caleb has never been an ordinary child. Speaking to CBS News, they gave examples of their son’s incredible achievements. They explained that when he was just nine months old, he had learned sign language. In addition to this, he had learned how to read by the age of one and how to do fractions by two. What is more, according to PEOPLE, when Caleb was 3 years old, he had qualified for MENSA — “a non-profit organization for people who score in the 98th percentile or higher in a standardized intelligence test.”

Kobi, Caleb, and Claire

The boy’s parents say they can only teach him about life.

They understand that they cannot help him with his homework. For this reason, they claim that the only thing they would like to do is teach him how to be a good person. Claire commented on this, saying:

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. […] We want to make sure that when he is an adult, he’ll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend. 

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