Taken from College of Engineering
On May 18, in front of a packed Hearst Greek Theatre, Saddiq Nuru (MEng ’14 CEE) took the stage to deliver the graduate student commencement address. Nuru is only 21, but given his upbringing, he already has a unique vantage point. Born in Botswana, he attended secondary school in Nigeria, and then moved to New York City to attend Manhattan College.
Once Nuru realized the kind of capital that engineering projects require, he became interested in financial instruments and public-private partnerships. He then discovered the Fung Institute, which is designed to teach leadership in engineering.
“I hope to be an engineering leader who understands how to talk to people and help them use their money in a practical way, while at the same time alleviating poverty.”