A lot of blogs picked up the story of Mikaela Irene Fudolig.
The 16-year-old B.S. Physics student who graduated summa cum laude at UP Diliman with a general weighted average of 1.099. What those blogs failed to realize was that the write-up on her that was posted on migs.wordpress.com was dated April 26, 2007.
Ms. Fudolig is now 22 (maybe 23) years old and according to nip.upd.edu.ph is currently a Ph.D student and an instructor at the National Institute of Physics at UP Diliman.
Her fields of interest are: Econophysics: mathematical modeling of behavior in systems, biological systems
Her publications include:
- Impact of Differential Fertility on Per Capita Income and Birth Control Policies, Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, October 2009
- Directing Light into a Multi-storey Farm: A Concept Paper, 26th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, October 2008
- Modeling Competition Between Restaurants: Effects of Actual and Perceived Food Quality and Seating Capacity (co-authored with George Esleta and Marissa Pastor), 26th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics, Congress, October 2008
- A Model of Code-Switching and Borrowing in Bilingual Communities, 25th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, October 2007
- Modeling the Survival of Minority Languages, 24th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, October 2006
She was only 11 when she entered UP under an experimental program to test the impact of gifted children entering a university on their emotional and social development. She studied in Quezon City Science High School before being pulled into the test program. – Wikipedia