IMACS Success Spotlight: Peyton Robertson

Peyton was one of those rare students who was ready for IMACS in kindergarten. Over the ensuing 13 years, he thrived in Math Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Mathematical Logic and Computer Science. Peyton graduated from Stanford Online High School with an unweighted 4.0 GPA and 1570 on the SAT. Along the way, he was awarded 15 patents and is a published author in scientific journals covering fields as varied as astronomy and public health.

When it comes to honors, Peyton’s read like those of a Nobel Prize-winning visionary: Youngest person on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List, XPrize Visioneering People’s Choice Award for Natural Disaster Prediction, America’s Top Young Scientist as Winner of Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge, and the Vatican’s Giuseppe Sciacca International Award for Environmental Innovation. His non-profit Multiplied Foundation has awarded $15,000 to support and expand access to STEM education, including scholarships for students to attend IMACS Hi-Tech Summer Camp.

Peyton was admitted to Stanford, Harvard, Yale and UNC Chapel Hill. As a 2020 Cameron Impact Scholar, he will attend Stanford on a full tuition scholarship where he plans to study theoretical physics and try to help answer deep questions at the intersection of general relativity, cosmology, and quantum theory.

Here is what Peyton said about the advantages of starting IMACS at a young age:

From a very early age, IMACS nurtured my interest in mathematics and computer science and gave me a thorough grounding in problem-solving skills and mathematical thinking that have benefited me in all of my advanced coursework and intellectual pursuits.

Congratulations, Peyton!