Chimere Alozie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Nigeria as a teenager. “I claim both countries, depending on where I am and who asks,” says Alozie, who chose to attend UB to study civil engineering.
Recently, he was one of a group of UB undergraduates investigating microbial pollution at Western New York beaches. UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an institute that focuses on the social and economic ramifications of complex energy and environmental issues, funded the project.
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Alozie was thankful for support from the UB Fund that freed him from working so he could gain valuable research experience. Alozie, who says he is most interested in skyscraper construction, hopes to someday work at a firm with a sustainable development focus.
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