Our mouths were hanging open after we looked at it. Her potential is off the charts.
After just three years at MIT she has already achieved the highest possible grade point average of 5.0.
She is now working towards her doctorate at the world renowned Harvard University, with full academic freedom and no interference from staff.
Once again she is only 23-years-old.
What's even more remarkable is that she is no longer interested in building planes but has turned her attention to physics; namely black holes and how gravity affects space and time - hence the Einstein and Hawking comparisons.
She particularly wants to study 'quantum gravity,' where see will attempt to understand the link between gravity within the context of quantum physics.
If her research proves successful, discoveries in this area could vastly change the way we understand the universe.
Paterski records all of her work on her website Physics Girl, but if you are a little overwhelmed by her achievements she has some sage words for you.
During an interview with Marie Claire earlier this year she said:
Be optimistic about what you believe you can do.
When you're little, you say a lot of things about what you'll do or be when you're older - I think it's important not to lose sight of those dreams.