Metro teen working on his Bachelor’s and Master’s at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — Most 13-year-olds are trying to find their way through the halls of middle school, but one Marietta teen is trying to find his way around Georgia Tech.

Caleb Anderson, 13, has just finished his third week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

His parents say his knack for overachievement started when he was just an infant.

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Caleb says that Georgia Tech can be inspirational and intimidating all rolled into one.

“I’ve been learning my way around campus. It’s a big campus,” Caleb told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen.

Caleb is an aerospace engineering major, and is no stranger to the hard work it will take to reach his goal of having a masters degree by 16.


“I get home at 3, and I do homework or study ‘till about 8 or 9. But I usually take little breaks in between, so it’s not that bad,” he said.

The rest of Caleb’s checklist is an internship with Elon Musk, a PhD at MIT, a career at Nasa or SpaceX and a mission to Mars.

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“I’ve been recognized in public, which is an interesting experience. It’s really cool. A lot of people think I’m their inspiration, and they’re proud of me,” Caleb said.

Caleb says that he is involved in a program that allows him to earn his Master’s degree at the same time as his Bachelor’s degree.