ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“Within the realm of engineering, many individuals often overlook the global and social impacts of their work. Becoming a Millennium Fellow has given me the unique opportunity to change the way people think about engineering, and hopefully make the world a better place.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Responsible Innovations and Practices in Engineering (RIPE) aims to spread awareness and eventually accrue advocates for the promotion of a globally-conscious mindset within the engineering discipline and line of work. This project pays special attention to such areas as weapons manufacturing and innovation, which can most directly impact the worldwide balance of power and the spread of violence. Within this August-November, I hope to acquire a small group of leaders within my field who share the same commitment and will work to achieve RIPE's goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Gianluca Mennuti is a second-generation Italian-American whose character has been shaped by instilled values of hard work, commitment to family, and moral responsibility. As a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering, Gianluca always knew that his eventual line of work would impact the greater society around him, but his entire perspective has changed since this past June, during which Gianluca spent a month studying abroad at the UN Office in Geneva. With emerging technologies such as lethal autonomous weapons systems, engineers have incredible potential to shift the global balance of power, and as such must consider the consequences of the work they do.