Friday, April 25, 2008

Teen Prodigy

Alia Sabur (born February 22, 1989 in New York City, New York) is an originally Iranian - American child prodigy and the world's youngest professor.
Sabur became known after being accepted into graduate school at the age of 14. She had left public school in 4th grade, was admitted to State University of New York at Stony Brook at the age of 10 and graduated summa cum laude at 14. She also received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 9.
After Stony Brook, Sabur attended Drexel University where she received her M.S. and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering. She has been hired as a professor at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. On April 21, 2008, the Guinness Book of World Records named Alia the World's Youngest Professor, a designation previously held by Colin Maclaurin, a student of Isaac Newton, in 1717.

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