12-Year-Old Makes History As Youngest Student To Study Aerospace Engineering At Georgia Tech

October 15, 2020

12-year-old Caleb Anderson is set to transfer from to Chattahoochee Technical College to Georgia Tech where he will be studying aerospace engineering alongside students who are nearly twice his age.

12 year old Caleb Anderson

Claire and Kobi Anderson said it didn't take long to realize their son Caleb was special.

At age two, he could read the United States Constitution. At age three, and while he learned English as his first language, he also learned Spanish, French and Mandarin, too.

He whizzed through elementary, middle and high school.

"He said, 'Mom I'm bored. This is not challenging'," Claire recalled her son saying. "'It's really not helping me grow in my learning, and I think I'm ready for college.'"

Now, at just 12 years old, he's just started his sophomore year at Chattahoochee Technical College, majoring in aerospace engineering.

Caleb's story recently caught the attention of administrators at his dream school, Georgia Tech.

"When Georgia Tech reached out to us, it was a dream come true," his father, Kobi, said.

Professor Mark Costello, chair of Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering, said, "He's a perfect candidate to come into our program and be very successful."

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