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 PRASNAV HETALKUMAR NAIK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" I have always thought of myself as having a service-oriented mindset and have wanted to make an impact on the community I am in. I am excited to connect and collaborate with other Millennium Fellows and enhance my current skillset to make a social impact while developing my personal self and become a more cosmopolitan individual. "
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
Prasnav Naik is an ambitious biomedical engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was born in India and currently lives in the USA. He is passionate about the use of innovation in technology to augment the reduction of healthcare disparities. He has completed independent learning to increase his knowledge about global inequalities as well as research in fields of neuroscience and biomedical engineering. Prasnav aims to use his knowledge and leadership to develop wearable electronics to make a difference in promoting good health and wellbeing through social entrepreneurship, and ultimately make strides towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals.