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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CAUVIYA LAKSHMI SELVA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" I am very excited to be a 2021 Millennium Fellow. The skills that I develop in this program will be invaluable in helping me enact social change. I hope to use this opportunity to work toward improving the health and well-being of people around the world. I also look forward to connecting with this diverse cohort of socially conscious people with a drive to improve their community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: EarSighted - Situational Awareness Device
EarSighted is a low-cost auditory awareness and alert system for people who are hard of hearing or deaf. We have began developing a software application, accompanied with a hardware set, to be able to detect these stimuli and provide a helpful response. Our device uses machine learning to recognize sounds individually selected by the user and provide a unique set of vibrational cues to supplement auditory cues to better interact with their environment. We plan on distributing this product to help further good health and reduce the feeling of isolation that can be caused by hearing impediments.
About the Millennium Fellow
Cauviya Selva is a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the past summer, she embraced her passion for helping others through healthcare by cofounding a startup to develop low-cost situational awareness devices for the disadvantaged hard-of-hearing community around the world. For the last three years she has conducted medical research on mechanical ventilation at the Takayama Lab. She is excited to use the Millennium Fellowship to put her skills to use and make a difference in the world.