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Hard Work Pays Off: At Age 13, Caleb Anderson Is Officially A Student At Georgia Tech

To be young, Black and gifted! While most kids are preparing to go to middle school at 13-year-old, Caleb Anderson is hitting the books big time at Georgia Tech, where he is a sophomore studying aerospace engineering. AfroTech previously told you Anderson was attending Chattahoochee Technical College (also located in Georgia) and was on track to graduate in two years. However, his parents thought it would be best that he attend the perfect university that would challenge him. Caleb Anderson has been a whiz kid since before he got here, but he gives praises to his parents for fueling his love for learning over the years. “I’ve had a love for learning for a while and I think every child really does have that,” shared Anderson in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. “I think my parents are the ones who really cultivated it and taught me how to use that love for learning and from there [that’s where] I got interested in science, technology, engineering and math.” The Georgia native...

Shanique Yates

Sep 30, 2021

Meet Caleb Anderson, the 12-Year-Old College Sophomore Studying Aerospace Engineering

Caleb Anderson is not your average 12-year-old. Despite his young age, Anderson is already a sophomore studying aerospace engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia. According to 11Alive , he began to show his brilliance from the time he was in diapers, learning sign language to effectively communicate before he could even speak. He leveled up even further by learning to read the United States Constitution at the age of two. “By nine months old, he was able to sign over 250 words, and by 11 months old, he was speaking and reading,” shared Anderson’s family. At the age of three, Anderson could already speak Spanish, Mandarin, and French on top of his native language English. He also qualified for MENSA — the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. According to Face to Face Africa , this society is only open to people who score at the 98 th percentile or higher on a supervised, standardized, or other approved intelligence test. “As we started to interact with...

Shanique Yates

Oct 2, 2020