When I was 11 years old, most of my brain capacity was designated towards easy bake oven recipes and trying to master Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” dance moves. But, when Carson Huey-You was 11 years old, he decided to tackle Quantum Physics. After making a 1770 on his SATs and being accepted to Texas Christian University at the age of 10, Carson made the decision to major in the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels. In 2013, he became the youngest undergrad to ever attend TCU.
According to his parents, Carson has shown promise ever since he was a baby. At the age of 1, he was already reading and by the time he was to begin kindergarten, Carson was taking on pre-algebra(by the age of 5, he was actually already in high school). Along with speaking Mandarin Chinese fluently, he is also a skilled classical pianist.
Carson said that his first week of college was “overwhelming, but exciting and fun.” His course load for his first semester consisted of classes in calculus, physics, history and religion. In a recent interview with TCU360, Huey-You commented that “Right now I am in Electromagnetism and Optics,” and “For now, I think that all my classes have been pretty simple.” Associate math professor Qao Zhang said to CBS DFW, “He’s definitely very talented and also he’s very serious about his work and he really enjoys it. And that’s the best that a professor can hope for his students, right?”
Today, 13-year-old Carson is to be an alumni of TCU by 2017 and it won’t be long before he and another family member may become classmates. His little brother is set to finish high school before he hits puberty and his mother is on her way back to campus to study nursing.
With all of the black excellence running through the genes of the Huey-You clan, I’m sure this will not be the last time we hear about Carson or the rest of his amazing family.