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 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KELLY NAIR ROJAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4

" I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because the fellowship provides me with an indispensable network of brilliant, caring individuals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Neural Recording with Low-Impedance & High Channel Density Microelectrode Arrays

Low-cost health monitoring is the primary health-care solution that can ensure healthy lives and promote the overall quality of well-being. This requires seamless transduction of biological information to electrical domain for faster data processing and communication and make appropriate changes in lifestyle to manage health. We propose passive wireless neural recording to enable zero-power monitoring of action potentials that guide the heart and brain functions. By utilizing low-impedance microelectrode arrays that are coupled with RF interfaces, continuous monitoring with ECG and EEG is possible without any extensive integration of electronics. The main challenge to realizing such systems is the development of high-capacitance porous platinum electrode arrays on flexible substrates. This research task has focused on developing such electrodes and demonstrating their superior neural recording performance. Various electrode designs and processes have been investigated to achieve impedance-matched neural recording.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kelly Nair Rojas is a biomedical engineering undergraduate student at Florida International University. She currently serves as a mathematics tutor at Miami Dade College through AmeriCorps Excellence in STEM Program. Through her position, Kelly tutors students with disabilities at the ACCESS Lab. She also loves playing musical instruments, writing realistic fiction, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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