Modern prodigy: a master's degree by age 17
• Modern prodigy: a master's degree to 17 years
There comes a time for graduates, and most students have already decided to where they will be received, although still not exactly sure of his choice. However, for Stephanie My is not a problem - to his 17 years it is not only finished school, but also received a master's degree in mathematics.
My Stephanie (Stephanie Mui) became the youngest graduate of George Mason University and received a master's degree in mathematics just before his 17th birthday. Moreover, at this age, she has already received a Bachelor degree - and all this without looking up from school! So the future plans Stephanie few other than her classmates instead to study at the university, she will do research and work on his doctoral dissertation.
It sounds a bit implausible, but Stephanie's true ability to go beyond the usual framework. The girl was fascinated by mathematics in the first grade, but then she started practicing geometry with his father, and by the end of fourth grade, she had finished school curriculum in mathematics.
After the end of the fifth grade Stephanie began to attend a local college courses, and 13 years of age has already received a bachelor's degree. Then she decided to continue her studies and enrolled in master's degree at the university, so that by the time of graduation, she has defended her thesis.
As recognized by the girl when she entered the university, she was very worried that it will be different to handle because of its age. "I did not hide age. Just do not call him. But if someone asked, then answered honestly." Although, of course, some things had to be sacrificed. For example, most of the hobbies of its peers have passed it, though Stephanie admits that tries every weekend break from studying and spending time with friends.
Both parents Stephanie are engineers, and they do not always approve of her choice. But when she enrolled in courses at the university, it is clear that her heart belongs to mathematics. She longed to go down the academic path and make some important investigations.
When Stephanie asked what the secret of its remarkable success, she simply says - "is nothing new, just a lot of work." "I certainly do not consider myself a genius. You know, I'm anything super important not done yet." And it says the 17-year-old child who has already received a master's degree! When Stephanie asked if she comes easily to mathematics, what it is then given to the work? It turns out that Stephanie is difficult to teach English and history - because it is completely non-technical subjects.
"Usually when I see a problem, I see it as a challenge, a puzzle that I must folded - Stephanie speak -... Just do not be afraid to make mistakes learn from the mistakes I made so many mistakes on the way, that Now I know for sure - just do not be afraid, and everything. "