"I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity to build skills that will allow me to improve and expand my project and also to work with other student leaders to advance all of the sustainable development goals."
Millennium Fellowship Project
STEM Inspire is an innovative, hands-on mentoring program to teach underprivileged K12 students in the Phoenix area about STEM fields. Our students, typically from socioeconomically disadvantaged or other minority backgrounds, are given access to college student mentors who engage them in laboratory-style critical thinking activities, advertise STEM career opportunities, and discuss college life. Some of our activities include extracting DNA, performing chemical reactions, and making self-propelling cars from balloons and water bottles. Within the next few months, we plan to hold regular sessions in five locations across the Phoenix area and reach a minimum of fifty to one hundred enrolled students. Our commitment to education for all advances SDG 4 and UNAI principle 3.
About the Millennium Fellow
Farizah Ali is a senior college student majoring in biochemistry and global health from Phoenix, Arizona. She is passionate about science, education, human rights, and equal opportunity. Outside of her classes and running Project STEM Inspire, she conducts research in a lab developing new antibiotics, volunteer at local hospitals and non-profits, and works as a teaching assistant. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, doing art projects, and table tennis.
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