Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Super Humans - Colin Carlson
Colin Carlson (born 1996), enrolled at the University of Connecticut at age 12, earned a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and another in environmental studies (2012) and a master's degree in the same subject (2013) at the University of Connecticut, at age 15 and 16 respectively. He plans to earn his PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology and a degree in environmental law for a career in conservation science. He intends to earn the two degrees by age 22. Carlson is currently PhD student in the Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley. At age of 19, he is mentioned in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016. They say about him that "Carlson is already famous for graduating college at 15, but this “prodigy” isn’t content to rest on that achievement. The focus of his research? Parasites. And more particularly, how parasites–which are key to many ecosystems–will be impacted by climate change, an understudied aspect of ecology." Probably will will hear his name more in the following years.