It’s not uncommon to find really smart students in a college class. Occasionally, one might encounter a student with above average or even superior I.Q. who easily understands each lesson and aces every quiz and exam.
And then there’s that very rare chance a college class would have an 11-year-old genius as a student letting his classmates know they can always email him if they need help.
Daniel Liu, the young math and science whiz, is currently enrolled in a few classes at the University of Toledo while also enrolled at his high school.
He recently gained internet popularity after his post-secondary classmate Cigdem Kahyaoglu tweeted a photo of him on Monday with the caption: “This kid is 11 and in my organic chemistry class he said if we have questions to just email him.”
The tweet of the young chemist prodigy went viral and has been retweeted more than 100,000 times and liked more than 200,000 times as of this writing.
While Liu is getting a huge attention these days, he has in fact made headlines before for his impressive achievements.
Starting high school in 2015 when he was only 10, he broke a record by becoming the youngest to win the Chemical Educational Foundation’s “You Be the Chemist” challenge in the same year, beating more than 30,000 other students. The competition, which earned him a $10,000 prize, involved applying chemistry concepts to real-life scenarios.