ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“Steve Jobs once said:
’Here's to the crazy ones ... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.’
This quote inspires me to contribute to developing communities around the world. Having the opportunity to make impactful advancements through my own passions and meeting other Millennium Fellows from other countries is so exciting. I cannot wait to see all the successes that come from the Class of 2019!”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainability CREATE
The mission of Sustainability CREATE is to further local community development by encouraging innovation and research. This program provides a platform for individuals to creatively think about ways to transform the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding community into a more sustainable city. There will be hands-on workshops to introduce principles from engineering, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. The SDGs will also be incorporated in these workshops.
By December 2019, the projected outcome includes hosting two-day workshops: one for incoming sophomore engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh and one for the general public. The projected outcome also includes completing the planning for Sustainability CREATE’s hackathon event in the Spring Semester.
My long-term goal is to implement makerspaces and run these workshops in Latin America. These workshops will increase the number of people involved with innovation in developing countries, and it encourages people to integrate local sustainability issues into their research.
About the Millennium Fellow
Katelyn Morrison is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Sustainability. Katelyn’s roots of innovation and creating go back to her high school: Northwestern Lehigh in New Tripoli, PA. She co-founded a maker club at her high school which evolved into the middle school and elementary schools creating makerspaces. Now, she currently creates and runs her own workshops in an up-and-coming makerspace on Pitt’s campus. Katelyn’s goals include attending grad school to further research in computational sustainability and attain her PhD for professorship.