Andrew Hsu is now a student in the Neurosciences PhD program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in June 2007 with 3 BS degrees in Neurobiology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, along with a minor in Mathematics.
At the age of 2, Andrew Hsu demonstrated his amazing attention span and problem-solving skills by assembling LEGO blocks into a robot as tall as he was. By age 5, he was already solving simple algebra problems. At the age of 6, Hsu scored off the charts on a standard IQ test.
At 11, Andrew became the youngest person to ever win the grand prize at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. At 12, he began studying at the University of Washington. A year later, he completed the Advanced Calculus course, earning the highest grade in his class.
Andrew has been swimming since age 5 and was a national ranked swimmer. He was the fastest butterfly swimmer in the west coast and ranked 4th in the US for 100 yard butterfly for age group 12 and under.
In 2002, when Hsu was 11, he and his brother Patrick founded the Foundation for the World Children Organization. Its mission is to provide education to the world’s underprivileged children. The foundation has since produced a series of 130 basic English story books for the beginning readers of the English language. By April 2004, the foundation has benefited over 3000 children in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, the Philippines, and Ethiopia. It has been Andrew’s goal to bring world’s poorest children out of poverty by providing them with education.
Andrew has also appeared on ABC, CBS, Time magazine for kids, and the National Geographic magazine for kids. His story has been included in a 4th grade text book that will be published by Macmillan in 2006 in the US.
Andrew lives in Palo Alto, California with his parents and two brothers Patrick and Benjamin.
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