19-year Old Genius Breaks 300-year Record

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The fact that 19-year old Alia Sabur became the youngest University professor ever and broke a 300-year old record probably came as no surprise to anyone who knows her! This amazing young woman has been setting records since she was an infant.

Alia first made history when she started talking at eight months and reading at the age of two. She skipped all the grades after 4th grade and went straight to college. By the age of 14 she had received a degree in Applied Sciences from the Stony Brook University, New York, graduating at the top of her class. She then went on to earn a Masters and PhD Degree in Material Sciences and Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

After graduating, Alia decided she wanted to help the people of New Orleans, who had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and accepted a teaching position at Southern University.

In February, just three days before her 19th birthday she was appointed professor at the Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, making her the youngest professor ever. This is Alia's first entry into the Guinness Book of Records and she is thrilled! The previous record was held by Colin Maclaurin who became a professor in 1717, at the age of nineteen.

She starts her new job next month. At Konkuk University, Alia will primarily focus on Cancer research. In the future she also wants to find a non-invasive way to measure blood sugar for people with diabetes.

Besides being an academic genius, Alia is also a gifted musician. She plays the clarinet and has been performing with orchestras since she was 11 years old. A student of the world-famous Julliard Music School, Alia has won also won several awards. Simply Amazing!

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42 Comments
  • slytherinfan
    slytherinfanSaturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:57 am
    Now THAT is what I call a child prodigy!
    • shootingstars
      shootingstarsFriday, September 28, 2018 at 10:58 am
      🤨🤨🤨 how does she do that
      • shootingstars
        shootingstarsFriday, September 28, 2018 at 10:58 am
        She is so smart!
        • astrogirl5
          astrogirl5Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm
          My mom has diabetes so I hope that she can help
          • kittylover101
            kittylover101Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm
            OH MY GOD. She is so smart, that is a lot of responsibility on a little ten year old, and was she in a dorm? Did her parents move with her?
            • kittensarecute
              kittensarecuteTuesday, September 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm
              I know right 10 years old in college!!!
            • larmekeWednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm
              Wow
              • LittleByrdyGirlSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:38 pm
                I always thought that skipping a grade in reading was great and I was really smart. I'm in kindergarten compared to her!
                • tbl5832
                  tbl5832Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:33 am
                  W-O-W
                  • mrsgreen50
                    mrsgreen50Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:46 am
                    i think that alia is a smart and awesome girl and she is 19 and she works at a collge she is so cool i wish i was her
                    • newgirlFriday, November 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm
                      so cool