A 12-year-old student from Sacramento, California, who currently holds three college degrees, continues to be accepted to two University of California campuses with plans to study biomedical engineering and to become a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
Tanishq Abraham, who joined the IQ society Mensa at just four years old, was offered acceptance letters to both UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. ?The boy has not yet decided which school he would like to attend. ?While UC Davis is closer to home, meaning a 20-minute drive each way for his parents, UC Santa Cruz offered the boy a Regents Scholarship, the highest award provided to incoming students.
The boy first attended community college when he only agreed to be seven years of age. ?Last year he earned three associate’s degrees from American River College, a residential area college in Sacramento, generally science, math and physical science, and foreign language studies. ?Graduating towards the top of his class just 11 years old, it is thought that he is the youngest graduate ever.
He earned his senior high school diploma only one year before and he also received instructions of recognition from President Barack Obama.
When he began at the school, professors were unsure about his attending classes because of his age. ?However, one professor did agree to allow him into his class as long as his mother, a physician of veterinary medicine, took the class as well. ?“There were times when I needed to explain general relativity and special relativity to my mom,” he said.
According to biology professor?Marlene Martinez, the boy asked a lot of questions. ?“In lecture he would always appear with ‘so, does which means that …’ or ‘how about this?’ ” Martinez said.
His father,?Bijou Abraham, asserted?Tanishq has always been quick to understand new things.
“We tested him determined that he was pretty smart,” he said. “We were surprised when we started giving him advanced stuff and he was picking up really fast.”
Tanishq asserted child geniuses in many cases are regarded as being just a little odd, likening geniuses to mad scientists. ?He went on to say that actually he is a regular child who enjoys learning but also likes to play video games and spend time on Twitter together with his younger sister Tiara, who at Ten years old is also a Mensa?member and is currently taking classes at American River College, writes Elizabeth Chuck for NBC News.
The 12-year-old will be a junior transfer student when he enrolls at the school of his choice due to the credits he earned at American River College. ?He explained that whichever school he chooses, he isn\’t concerned with gelling with other students.
“According to my experiences with ARC, initially, they’re just a little confused. But when they get used to me, they don’t treat that differently,” he explained. “We’re all just friends and have fun.”
After becoming a doctor and medical researcher,?Tanishq said he\’d like to become President of the us.