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 ELIZABETH ANN RECKER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Florida Gulf Coast University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" I believe that diversity is the key to success in problem solving. I also love working on projects that have real global impacts and potential to solve problems for people everywhere. Through Millennium Fellowhsip, I will be able to do all ofthis while working with my peers towards a common goal of sustainability. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

I am conducting research on ionic liquids suitable for directly capturing carbon dioxide from ambient air. I have created immersive presentations for college classrooms as well as an entire website and video for high school classrooms. My goals are to encourage students to pursue STEM degrees, increase awareness of climate action, and empower students to do research of their own that is centered around one of the SDGs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elizabeth Recker is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast university studying bioengineering with a minor in chemistry. Elizabeth is very involved at her campus through research, clubs, being a tour guide, and acting as an ambassador for the engineering program. She strives for collaboration in everything she does and values diversity and inclusion as a leader. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, continuing her research focusing on global climate change.