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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MENGQIAO GAO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 1

" I'm so excited to be a Millennium Fellow! I love all efforts aimed at developing more sustainable communities, and I think our project will make a real difference by enhancing recycling and spreading awareness in Atlanta communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Small Business, Big Impact

Small Business Big Impact aimed to improve the improper disposal of trash and recyclables in local Atlanta businesses. We created models called “Disposal Displays” which was a glass box consisting of the recyclable materials based on the establishment’s products. A waste audit was later conduced to measure the level of impact of the "Disposal Displays."

About the Millennium Fellow

Hi, I'm Mengqiao. I'm from Watkinsville, Georgia (USA), and I'm a junior majoring in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. I'm involved in my school's Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AEES), and I mentor incoming freshmen in Emerging Leaders, a freshman leadership organization. I love sustainability and environmental efforts, and I am particularly interested in studying water quality, hydroponics, and sustainable cities. This year I hope to get involved in recycling and composting efforts in Atlanta.

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