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 SWETHA KRISHNAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6

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" The Millennium Fellowship gives me the opportunity to interact with a global community. Creative problem solving amalgamated with the strength of community stands to accomplish a great deal. With the primary goal of creating a more sustainable society that upholds virtues like safety and justice, the program presents us with a unique chance to see our vision for a better tomorrow. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Anzen: Your Friend in the Dark

Anzen is a safety device designed to aid individuals to call for help in dire situations. Oftentimes, when people are in danger, they can't reach for their communication devices and obtain the necessary assistance. Anzen aims to automatically detect whether a person is in need of help based on a person's bodily parameters, such as temperature and pulse rate. Combining this with knowledge of the individual's location the device alerts the person's emergency contacts with their current location. The device will be wearable, easily accessible and imperceptible due to its simple design.

About the Millennium Fellow

Swetha Krishnan is a creative yet pragmatic student of Electronics and Communications Engineering at PES University, Bangalore, India. Growing up in India, she was surrounded by the vast culture and deep rooted traditions that the country has to offer. She was also exposed to an array of societal issues that influenced her thought process. Her passion for social justice and grave concern for women’s safety drove her towards social action. Her intellect, curiosity, insight and unique perspectives have helped shape her projects and growth through the years. Swetha aspires to pursue a professional path where she can foster her innovative ideas to help make a positive impact on the world.