Math Whiz With Degenerative Disease Graduates From Lehigh With 3 Degrees

A student born with a disease that causes muscle degeneration is graduating college with three degrees- at the age of 20.

The Morning Call reports Mathew Kilgore will graduate Monday from Lehigh University with bachelor's degrees in math and computer science and a master's degree in math after starting college at 16.

He plans to pursue a doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on research and equations.


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