Homeschooled 12-Year Old Seeks Engineering Degree

Photo credit: Porter Dickie | The Cavalier Daily
Photo credit: Porter Dickie | The Cavalier Daily

Looking up toward the future: The University’s 12-year-old engineering student

First-year Engineering student Henry Muhlbauer manages challenging coursework, extracurricular involvement and sports events like many of his fellow Wahoos on Grounds. But he stands out from the crowd for one simple fact: he’s 12 years old. Muhlbauer, who lives outside Charlottesville with his mom, dad and two sisters, commutes to and from school with his parents every day. “U.Va. was the only option because I can’t live in the dorms,” Muhlbauer said. “It’s close, people are very nice and it’s a really good university.”