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Meet TCU’s Youngest Student Ever, a 13-Year-Old College Junior

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Meet one of the smartest kids in the world — Carson Huey-You. He’s a 13-year-old prodigy and a student as Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. In fact, Carson is TCU’s youngest student ever.

Enrolling when he was just 11-years-old, Carson is majoring in physics with a double-minor in math and Chinese. He impressed the University with his piano skills and his fluency in Mandarin.

The TCU junior is currently taking classes in Chinese, American environmental history, electromagnetism, differential equations, material science and doing research with quantum physics. Those are some pretty difficult subject matters even for college students in their 20’s.

The college junior was homeschooled by his mother, Claretta Kimp, who realized that he needed to explore the world and his interests at his own pace. Acknowledging that Carson was way ahead of his age academically, Kimp eventually put him in a private high school where he graduated at age 10.

In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Carson talks about his love for science, saying, “I always wanted to do something science-y. I wanted to figure out how things work, like on the subatomic level. That’s why I like quantum physics most. I want to do research and learn about different things.”

Check out the video below to meet Carson, TCU’s youngest student ever, and learn even more about his college experience over on The Dallas Morning News.