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.
“I feel like when I work on most projects, a majority of the work I do is in isolation, restricted to the small group working with me. However, as a Millennium Fellow, I am excited to find a large network of similarly minded and motivated college students.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Piezo project aims to develop prototypes for systems which use existing sources of pressure to generate electric energy through the use of piezoelectric crystals. The two most important sources that this project will tap into are the following -
Pressure generated by cars in parking areas and at intersections.
Pressure generated by to the kinetic energy housed by the water discharged from hydroelectric dams.
By the end of this fellowship, Keshav hopes to have built and tested at least one of the prototypes mentioned above.
About the Millennium Fellow
Keshav Vasudeva is a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Georgia Tech from India. Over the past three years, he has worked extensively with renewable energy , specifically with projects aimed at making thermal power plants greener and with developing new ways to harness solar energy.
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