Long Island, N.Y., native Alia Sabur went straight from 4th grade to freshman year at SUNY-Stony Brook University. She graduated summa cum laude at 14 with a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics. From there, she attended Drexel University for a PhD in Materials Science Engineering.
She holds the Guinness Book of World Records honor of being the youngest full university professor, appointed to the faculty at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. Her research has earned her awards from NASA, the Department of Defense, GAANN and the NSF. The gifted musician has also performed with world-class talent on stage at Juilliard.
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