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 am thrilled to be working with so many bright young minds, and I can’t wait to see what my peers come up with.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Sustainable Solutions is a competition that invites Penn students (undergraduates and graduates) and high school students from Philadelphia to solve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of Penn and Philadelphia (in a process known as “localizing the SDGs”). The purpose of the Sustainable Solutions is two-fold: to engage the greater Penn and Philadelphia population on large-scale sustainability issues, and to facilitate actionable solutions that will be implemented at Penn or Philadelphia. We will hold 4 training/information sessions in October-November to educate competitors on how to appropriately localize the SDGs, and we will provide all necessary resources and mentors for competitors to succeed.
About the Millennium Fellow
Samantha Friskey is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying English and economics. She became interested in sustainability after enrolling in a sustainability-themed pre-orientation program on a whim and has since been an active member of Penn’s green scene and worked for Penn’s sustainability office. This winter, she will travel to India as a part of the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities to present her research on public art in a West Philadelphia.