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12-year-old exceptional boy graduates US university with an associate degree, set to become an Engineer

A 12-year-old exceptional boy named Cameron Robinson has graduated with an associate’s degree from Florida State College, Jacksonville in the United States.

Cameron enrolled at Florida State College, Jacksonville when he was 7 years old for an associate degree of art and he earned the degree in five years. He also made history as one of the youngest students to earn a college degree across the country.

“My friends are always like, ‘what? You’re graduating college?’ And they don’t believe me whenever I tell them. So it’s definitely a cool experience,” he said. Cameron mentioned that the college taught him how to interact.

He noted that his professors treated him like any other student, and the college aided him in developing interpersonal skills, that will be useful as he pursues his future endeavors, like his bachelor’s degree.

 

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When Cameron first joined the college at age 7, he spoke to News4JAX about his passion for math and how he used the subject to calculate the speed of a soccer ball. His math professor mentioned that Cameron’s presence also  inspired other students to strive for higher grades.

Cameron’s academic journey began early, with his father teaching him algebra around age 5. During the enrollment process, he demonstrated his math prowess to gain admission to the university.

His parents stated that they never worried about him being among older students, as he had always been ahead academically.

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“It’s definitely different when your son is seven and he’s starting college. It’s been a journey that we’ve been working through over the last several years, and trying to make sure that he stays engaged,” Cameron’s mother, Sandy Robinson, said.

Cameron’s father, Dr. Greg Robinson described his son’s experience as interesting and unique, expressing gratitude towards the college for creating a safe academic haven for their son.

Cameron said because of his keen interest in mathematics, especially calculus, he will proceed to attend the University of North Florida, with aspirations of studying Engineering at Massachusets Institute of Technology, and with a specific interest in Nanotechnology.

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