College Graduate at 12? Meet the Math Prodigy Shattering Academic Norms!

Jun 18, 2024 12:44:23 PM


College Graduate at 12? Meet the Math Prodigy Shattering Academic Norms!

At just 12 years old, Cameron Robinson has achieved what most teenagers can only dream of—earning an Associate of Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). This remarkable young scholar’s journey began at the tender age of seven when he enrolled in a dual enrollment program, balancing his middle school courses with college classes. His dedication paid off, and on May 9, he proudly received his degree during FSCJ’s graduation ceremony.

Cameron's father started teaching him algebra when he was just five years old, sparking a love for math that would propel him into college. His passion for the subject was evident early on, as he used math to calculate the speed of a soccer ball. This enthusiasm and aptitude helped him secure admission to FSCJ, where his presence inspired other students to aim higher.

Outside of academics, Cameron is still very much a kid. He enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends in his neighborhood. Looking ahead, Cameron is set to attend the University of North Florida with aspirations of studying engineering at MIT. His ultimate goal is to delve into the world of nanotechnology, a field where his early start in academics and love for math will undoubtedly serve him well.

Cameron Robinson's story is a testament to the power of early education and the incredible potential of young minds when nurtured and supported. His journey reminds us that age is no barrier to achieving great things.

Learn more about Cameron and his story here.

Lisa Hollenbach

Lisa Hollenbach is Senior Digital Manager for Education Post. Prior to joining Education Post, Lisa developed digital and content strategy for Teaching Channel. She served on the Bill and Melinda Gates Teacher Advisory Council from 2014-2017 and was active in the planning and execution of several Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) convenings at both the regional and national level. Lisa attended both private and public schools in Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s in secondary education social studies, a bachelor’s in public policy, a minor in women's studies and a master’s in community psychology and social change. A former educator, Lisa taught for more than 15 years in both traditional public school and public charter school settings. She also served as a leader of her local and regional teachers association from 2001-2016. Lisa has worked with several universities throughout her career and is currently an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University, teaching courses in sociology, psychology, education and their intersections. She is passionate about helping education advocates share their stories and creating an equitable education system that serves all students.

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