ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am so excited to be chosen as a 2018 Millennium Fellow and have the chance to learn from peers who are passionate about affecting social change.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
CyberSensibility is a free Internet safety curriculum that provides modules, videos and worksheets to combat cyberbullying and bridge the gender gap in STEM. Cyberbullying disproportionately affects middle school girls, impacting their confidence, their willingness to pursue STEM, and their desire to hold leadership roles. Most girls have decided whether or not they want to pursue a career in tech by the end of middle school. Cyberbullying prevents girls from pursuing tech, which further increases the gender gap. By teaching children, CyberSensibility combats bullying at a grass-roots level, promoting education, health, and gender equality (SDG 3, 4, 5 and UNAI 8). This curriculum has been used in schools and camps across the country, educating over eight-hundred middle school students so far. By the end of the fellowship, they hope to double the number of Regional Ambassadors to impact more students across the country, and eventually the world.
About the Millennium Fellow
Carisa Shah is an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology double majoring in Economics and Computer and Cognitive Science and minoring in Physics. She has been interested in engineering since fifth grade when she joined her first robotics team and she is excited to pursue this interest on campus. Aside from working on her project, her hobbies include robotics, tennis, painting landscapes, reading mystery novels, and baking.