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Early-Teen Prodigy Graduates from Santa Clara University

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Kairan Quazi, 14.

Preparing for graduation like any other college student in their final year, Quazi decided to accept a position with SpaceX working with Starlink to improve Internet access in remote places around the world.

Credit: Lisa Robinson

Fourteen-year-old Kairan Quazi is the youngest person to graduate from California's Santa Clara University (SCU), having completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering.

Quazi went to community college following third grade, where he spent two years studying mathematics before enrolling at SCU at age 11.

He will go to work at spacecraft developer SpaceX as a software engineer after graduation, working with its Starlink satellite Internet constellation to enhance online access in remote regions worldwide.

Said Quazi, "I think I want to eventually found a startup and work on problems that I think can really help humanity."

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