ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AANUSHKA MEHJABIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Asian University for Women | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

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" Adaptability and Networking, meeting new individuals from all over the world with diverse backgrounds who also believe in my cause of encouraging more women in STEM. The skills I will gain and the networks I will make through this fellowship will help me reach out to several communities and promote my cause. I will be able to shape my cause aligning it with UNAI principles and SDG’s. I am excited to meet new people and earn new skills and experiences. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Rosalind

Project Rosalind is a research project in Bangladesh to inspire and encourage more women to pursue research and STEM careers. This falls under SDG 5, Gender Equality, and UNAI #3 Education for All. There are many prejudices against women in Bangladesh which stop them from pursuing a career in research in spite of their aspirations. But there is very little data available in Bangladesh on what kind of roadblocks there are for women, which stops them from taking research as their career. Because of the lack of data, it is often hard to pinpoint which sectors should be improved in order to remove these roadblocks. So, project Rosalind has conducted survey research to collect data on why the low numbers for women in STEM and research. After analyzing the data from this research, we are now working on how to minimize the obstructions realistically.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aanushka Mehjabin is a bright, young undergraduate student majoring in Bioinformatics and minoring in Mathematics at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh where she was born and brought up. One of her earliest memories is expressing her desire to be a scientist when she was asked about her future plans in 3rd grade. Her curiosity and passion in sciences always inspired her to participate in Science fairs and several Olympiads. She aspires to pursue scientific research as a career, encourage and create better opportunities for women to participate in STEM and contribute in the development of UN SDG’s.