Have You Heard About This Fresh Teen?
Guinness (World Records, that is) names Northport teen world's youngest professor!
That's right, nineteen-year-old Alia Sabur has broken a Guiness World record by becoming the world's youngest professor at age 18.
Alia, a child prodigy who has been setting records since she was 8 months old, was enrolled in college at age 10. Wow. And three days shy of her 19th birthday, Alia became a professor at Konkuk University, in Seoul, North Korea where she'll be teaching.
She will be doing some classroom instruction, but mostly will focus on research into developing nanotubes for use as cellular probes, which could help discover cures for diseases such as cancer, she said.
Down the road, she would like to develop a noninvasive blood-glucose meter for people with diabetes, she said. Her mother, Julia, and her father, Mark, both have diabetes.
Sabur said classroom teaching in Seoul will be challenging because she doesn't speak Korean. "I can speak math and music," she said.
Kudos to Alia and for her awesome success, and continuing her medical research. Amazing!