The Millennium Campus Network Fellowship Comes to Georgia Tech

September 17, 2018

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a global student network that works to make social impact in the name of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  This year, students will be focusing on improving quality education (SDG 4) and advancing sustainability on 30 campuses around the world.

This summer, 285 schools from around the world applied to be sponsored by the UN Millennium Fellowship.  Only 11% of the campuses are accepted, and within these campuses only a select group of fellows are chosen to represent their campus.  The 15 to 20 students chosen make up that campus’s cohort, and the Class of 2018 is the first to include a cohort of 18 fellows from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The Georgia Tech cohort is working on a total of eight different projects focusing on equity, education, outreach, environmentalism, and energy efficiency. 

The MCN Fellowship now has over 5500 alumni from more than 50 countries.  As one of GT’s two campus directors, I will be working to ensure that the fellows have access to all of the resources available on campus to make greater impacts through their projects.  GT Fellows will meet four times throughout the semester for lengthy training sessions to become better leaders in the name of social impact, and will come together for many more events throughout the semester to share their ideas about social innovation and have more opportunities to discuss their passions with other driven students.

 

Check out the Georgia Tech 2018 Fellowship Projects!

Urban Community Garden Non-Profit Project – John Butler

RCE Chapter Development and Outreach – Heather Mikan, Atticus Lemahieu, Mira Kaufman, Adair Garrett, and Gabrielle Oliverio

AIESEC in Atlanta – Katriella Lumbantobing

GT Books Not Bombs Stem Workshops – Spencer Alliston, Nineesha Koshy, Anna Peterson, and Timothy Purvis

Small Businesses, Big Impact – Mengqiao Gao, Samantha Gistren, Elizabeth Krakovski, and Joanne Tamayo

Sustainable Development and its Effects on City Planning – Janay Jones

Piezo – Keshav Vasudeva

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability 101 – Anna Yoon

 

Read more about the Millennium Fellowship on the Press Release