“Well, I know that what I’ve done is special and I think about it,” she said. “But sometimes I forget, because I’m used to it and I don’t think about it all the time. Actually, sometimes it takes other people to remind me a little bit.”
So says Alia Sabur, who just three days short of her 19th birthday in February became the youngest college professor in history. She started talking and reading when she was just 8 months old. She had elementary school finished at age 5 and by age 14 was earning a bachelor’s of science degree in applied mathematics summa cum laude from Stony Brook University — the youngest female in U.S. history to do so. Then she was off to Drexel University, where she earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. Read about her here.