Carson Huey-You, A 17-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas is now the youngest student to receive a master’s degree from TCU.
He accepted his master’s degree in physics after receiving his undergraduate degree at 14.
You would think that something like this is one-of-a-kind and uniques, but he has a younger family member, who is following in his footsteps.
“Outside of just school and academia, I’m really just a normal 17-year-old kid. I like playing video games, I have a dog, I have my brother at home, so, we have fun,” he said.
Cannan, Carson’s brother is 14 and a electrical engineering major at TCU.
“I get the, ‘How old are you?’ sometimes,” Cannan added.
It’s obvious they are nerds,” their mother, Claretta Kimp, said.
But their mother added that being a nerd isn’t a bad thing.
“By the time he was 2 years old, he was reading chapter books,” she recalled.
She homeschooled Carson until he began eighth grade, at age 5.
At the age of 10, Carson started college at TCU, and his brother was right behind him a few years later.
“They were shorter, but they were almost equally smart as they are now, so I had to kind of equally assess if they were ready to go to college,” said Magnus Rittby, their physics and astronomy professor.
After getting his master’s degree, Carson said he’s now going back to TCU for my PhD.
Cannan wants to be an astronaut.
“I think a lot of kids have that dream, for some reason, and hopefully I’m the one to accomplish that,” he said.
As for Carson, he has no set plans.
“For me, I like physics and science in general because you get to understand the how and why of just a number of different subjects,” he said. “So really, just kind of digging into that rabbit hole and figuring out what’s going on behind equations or systems or whatever it is you’re trying to solve.”
His professor believes he’ll be working with world leaders, and that makes sense to his mother.
“It’s a beautiful thing to be a nerd because nerds will rule the world at some point,” Kimp said.
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