15-year-old earns biomedical engineering degree from UC Davis

Tanishq Abraham graduated from the University of California, Davis with highest honors, summa cum laude. The newly-turned 15-year-old earned a degree in biomedical engineering.

DAVIS, Calif. — A 15-year-old with big dreams graduated summa cum laude from UC Davis with a degree in biomedical engineering Sunday.

Tanishq Abraham was 9-years-old when he began taking college classes — and succeeding in them.

Abraham beamed with joy reflecting on his latest accomplishment.

“Of course I feel very happy, very excited, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments,” Tanishq told FOX40.

At the graduation ceremony, there was plenty of pride to go around.

“He’s got a lot of passion and we have to keep up with him, pretty much,” said his parents, Taji and Bijou Abraham.

Tanishq designed a device that could measure the heart rate of a bird without touching it.

As for the future, it’s back into the lab at Davis for a Ph.D. and eventually medical school. See, Tanishq has big dreams. Not just for himself but for you and me, dreams of finding solutions to our problems.

“Yeah, of course, what everybody likes to say and what I am also interested in is, of course, cancer and developing new treatments for cancer, more effective treatments for cancer,” he said.