ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TRISTAN ISAIAH PEPPER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am truly honored and humbled to accept this amazing opportunity and embark on the Millennium Fellow mission. I believe that by working with equally passionate and dedicated individuals, all of whom have proven their resolve through demonstrated service, I will be able to draw upon their support and inspiration to move forward towards my goal of equality in education. It is my dream that the future of STEM education and academic equality becomes accessible for all, regardless of socio-economic background, limits on mental or physical ability, or any other barrier. This is a mission I will wholeheartedly dedicate my life to. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cutting Edge: STEM Re-Education
Project Cutting Edge: Rethinking Education, will function to bridge the gaps in STEM education for economically disadvantaged and disabled youth through systematic engagement in academic enrichment. Re-Education is a program devoted to providing a STEM education to youth that are less fortunate and struggle in the modern educational system. Re-Education's mission is to provide essential exposure to the STEM field by way of interactive community engagement including entertaining learning presentations, hands-on science experiments, career mapping, research exposure, and scientific tours. Given the current state of the world in the wake of the Covid crisis the measurable goals the program hopes to achieve have been amended. Briefly, I hope to be able to offer virtual adaptations of lab tours, lectures, highlighted guest speakers, field trips, Covid informational sessions, at home lab kits, and the previously aforementioned aspects of the program given above. These goals are most measurable in the volume of participants recorded at each event and the amount of partnered schools and organizations that can be reached.
About the Millennium Fellow
Tristan Pepper is an experienced undergraduate research fellow and a rising sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Civic Engagement at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Tristan was recently named as a participant in the Fulbright United Kingdom Summer Institute in Scotland for Summer 2021. In addition, he is also a member of the Annette Strauss Institute Texas Civic Ambassador program, a member of the Top Scholar program at UTSA, and a STEM advocate by way of his involvement with the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.