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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.



Stony Brook University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 9


" When I hear the stories of students from this fellowship who actively seek to push boundaries in creating a better environment for their peers, I am deeply inspired. I, too, would like to be part of a group that inspires bigger dreams in young individuals. This fellowship means a lot to me because of its core values in inspiring progress. I believe that activism is something that is ageless and that this mindset can help us move not only as a generation but as a united nation. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Solar Ubiquity Nanotechnology

I want to invest research and create awareness on the potentiality of solar energy as a realistic energy source. It can amass far more energy than coal; and many scientists have found that the cost of solar power is reaching a lower price that can now compete with the current cost of coal.
However, rather than just engaging students and adults in our current solar use system, I want to create awareness and educate others on the nanotechnology aspects of solar power. One of the new yet promising methods is applying nanowires, quantum dots, and tandem cells. The silicon cells in our current solar panels have only a 33% electrical conversion efficiency. With the addition of nanowire and quantum dots, there could be an exponential improvement in our current system, making solar power an incredibly powerful source of sustainability.
I strongly believe that educating others as well as earning money as a team for donations can strongly increase interest in these endeavors and more importantly- inspire hope for a cleaner future. The prospect of renewable resources is no longer a far aspiration but rather a universal need to ameliorate our current conditions for all living inhabitants and for generations after.

When I hear the stories of selfless students from this fellowship who actively seek to push boundaries in creating better living conditions for others, I am deeply inspired. I also wanted to be part of the millennium fellowship community because I want to dream big and I believe that this fellowship uniquely gives me the platform to do that.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kelly Wang is a sophomore in college. She currently majors in Applied Mathematics and Statistics along with Psychology at Stony Brook University. She is passionate about social change and and hopes to use her engineering background to provide higher quality of life for people in less fortunate circumstances. In doing so, she wishes to unite people from different backgrounds with a common yet hopeful and beautiful vision for the future. She thinks that having big dreams can start from anyone but making them come true come from multifarious exchange of ideas and a common endeavor for change.

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