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 AAYUSH ALPESH SHAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" “I believe that this Fellowship will give me a platform to use my skills and ideas to discover, implement and execute innovative solutions that will benefit the society positively. This will also give me an opportunity to get connected with inspiring and like minded-students across the globe, who are passionate of working together to create a positive impact in the society. The knowledge and experience gained during the program will significantly help me in my engineering career and enhance my skills to the next level.
Sustainable development holds intrinsic value in every activity that we pursue, but is often sidelined in our everyday pursuits. My project aims at creating awareness amongst the netizens of today about the negative impacts of the internet on climate and to reduce their carbon footprint to achieve a better and brighter tomorrow.” "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Cyber For Climate

This may sound really shocking, but it’s true! The Internet that you are using right now, the social media that you check daily, the digital meetings that you attend – all make our lives easy, but they also have a negative impact on our climate and environment. Very less attention is given to the fact that the Internet also consumes electricity from coal or conventional sources during its operation, leading to CO2 and GHG emissions at the global level. And not hundreds or thousands, the Internet runs at the scale of millions and thus even a single email counts.

Our project 'Cyber For Climate' aims at measuring the climatic impact of the cyber world and creating awareness amongst the netizens of today. We look to bring innovations that reduce the energy consumption associated with the cyber-infrastructure and create a behavioural change in the society for the cause of climate. We target to potentially impact a large number of lives through this initiative with things like green computing, eco-friendly web designing and digital solutions that are sustainable.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aayush Shah is an ambitious and determined Chemical Engineering student at Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai-Indian Oil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar. He was born in Godhra, an Indian town, and lives in Vadodara, India. He has profound interest in science and technology and is passionate towards making an impact through technological innovation and research. He’s an avid learner who likes to take new challenges and learn and develop important values and skills like problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork along the way. He aspires to be in a professional field where he can execute his technical skills to contribute towards SDGs. He loves to travel and interact with people from different regions and wants to experience cultural diversity across the globe.