BluSolar, a Millikin University student-led startup, has been accepted into the Iowa Startup Accelerator's (ISA) spring 2017 cohort. BluSolar, along with Global Healthcare Integrators (GHI), are the first startups to participate in ISA's new structure: a rigorous 12-month commitment where mandatory programming is condensed to Fridays to increase flexibility for entrepreneurs.
Model Illinois Government (MIG) is a student-run simulation that gives Illinois college students the opportunity to write and debate legislation, run for elected office, and act as Illinois legislators at the state capitol complex in Springfield, Ill.
Millikin University's legislative delegation had a successful simulation at the annual MIG event held March 2-5. Millikin students took on legislative leadership roles and ran successful campaigns.
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has named Millikin University one of the Best Performing Arts Schools for 2017. The site also honored Millikin University's Registered Nursing (RN) Program as one of the Top 50 in the nation for 2017.
A recent study has shown that the number of Illinois university startup businesses have surged to a record high. Illinois universities produced 285 startups in 2016, which is up 95 percent from the previous year. From 2012 to 2016, Illinois universities produced more than 800 startups, which is up nearly 100 percent compared to 2009–2013, according to the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition's (ISTC) annual report.
The annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference is an opportunity for faculty and students to attend workshops and share best practices in entrepreneurship as artists. This year's conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Lisle, Ill., featured the 8th annual SEA College Juried Art Show where Millikin students took home two awards.
The Xi Sigma chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) International Honor Society in Business was installed at Millikin University during a ceremony held on Feb. 23 in Lower Richards Treat University Center on Millikin's campus.
Millikin's Tabor School of Business inducted 36 inaugural members during the ceremony, and two honorary members – Millikin President Dr. Patrick White and Millikin Provost Dr. Jeffery Aper.
BluSolar, a Millikin University student-led startup, recently placed runner-up at the Cleantech University Prize (UP) Pitch Competition in early February. The event was held at the Polsky Center for Innovation at the University of Chicago. BluSolar was one of eight innovative university-based cleantech companies in the Midwest competing for a chance to win $50,000.
Millikin University's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE) received a contribution of $10,000 from 300 Below, Inc. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The contribution will support the continued growth of the Institute's Undergraduate Fellows Program, which provides Millikin students with a stipend to perform real-world projects with commercial applications in collaboration with private companies.
3D-printing technology is growing in many areas of research, including electrochemistry. With this technology on the rise, Millikin University Leighty Scholar Adam Peters, a senior chemistry major from Decatur, Ill., is studying how 3D-printing can be used to create electrochemical devices as well as its importance to a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Millikin University has been recognized by College Choice in its new ranking of the "25 Best Colleges in Illinois" for 2017.