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'This is my life now.' 13-year-old genius who started reading at 1 is now studying aerospace engineering

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Sep 15, 2021 8:03 pm

What were you up to when you were 13? For whiz kid Caleb Anderson, he's on his way to fulfilling his dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer.

The teenage whiz kid has been making headlines since he was a young boy, and has now officially accepted the prestigious Georgia Tech University's proposal to be part of their student body.

Caleb has always been way advanced for his age, as CBS News reports that he learned sign language at nine months old, started reading at one, was diving into the US Constitution at two, and qualified for MENSA at three.

10 years later, he's now pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering after transferring from Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia.

In a YouTube video chronicling his first few days at the university, Caleb shared his "interesting" life as a teen prodigy among fellow engineering students.

"This is my life now, this is something I've gotta get used to," Caleb said. "Because my plan is to be at this school for the next five years and now I feel like I'm already acclimating which is pretty good."

His parents shared how they had tried to look into schools for Caleb at an early age, as his skill only kept advancing through the years. His mother Claire Anderson shared: "Since Caleb was one we've been looking at it like 'how is this gonna be a reality?'"

She added that the family made Caleb repeat first and second grade twice to be in line with the other kids his age but to no avail.

"He was determined. This was something he wanted to do and he had this dream."

"I thought I was gonna be here when I was 18, 19," Caleb shared. "But I'm here a lot earlier than I thought I would be. I realized that this is something I'm going to have to push through to get to my dream because I have no doubt that a lot of these classes... are going to be incredibly hard."

Despite the accolades, Caleb remains humble about his skills: "I'm not really smart. I just grasp information quickly. So if I learn quicker, then I get ahead faster."

Banner photo from Georgia Tech screencap and IG / @calebandersonandfamily