From transfer student, to business student, to teacher; Malcolm Branch's journey is not your average success story, but a lesson on taking chances and finding your niche.
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.
Last fall, students from Millikin University's Tabor School of Business traveled to Denmark to compete in an innovation competition titled "Experts in Teams," hosted by the Business Academy Aarhus. More than 400 students participated in the competition including six Millikin students.
Tim McElroy, a senior physical education major from Mt. Zion, Ill., is a member of the Millikin University Cross Country-Track and Field team and a Long-Vanderburg (LV) Scholar.
Dr. Chris Cunnings' journey to Millikin University has come full circle. An assistant professor of education, Dr. Cunnings is in his first year as a faculty member at Millikin, and he is working on taking Millikin's hands-on learning approach with STEM education to the next level.
Natalie Mendez, a senior international business and marketing major at Millikin University, is currently an Institute for Science Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Fellow.
As part of her fellowship, Mendez is working with Dr. David Horn, Millikin professor of biology, to help coordinate the Institute's Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. She is also leading efforts to implement social media strategies to increase awareness of the Institute and promote its events.
Valina Hoang, a senior marketing major at Millikin University, is a member of Millikin's Collegiate DECA Executive Committee as well as a member of University Center Board (UCB) and Student Senate.
Millikin's Collegiate DECA is the student chapter of the professional organization Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and the only Collegiate DECA chapter in Illinois, providing opportunities for competition, networking and leadership development.
First-year international student Mehrangez Rahmatova is starting a new life at Millikin University. Rahmatova left her homeland of Tajikistan to attend high school in Hawaii at Konawaena High School as part of the U.S. State Department's Future Leader Exchange program.
Rahmatova's host mother, Pamela Wang, raised funds to bring Rahmatova back to Hawaii in January and enroll her in community college. It was at community college where Rahmatova learned about Millikin.
3D-printing technology is paving the way for the low-cost design and fabrication of items. The technology is growing in many fields of research, including electrochemistry. As this scientific area continues to trend upwards, a pair of Millikin Leighty Scholars are researching how 3D-printing can be used to create electrochemical devices.
Classic rock music posters of the 60s and 70s helped promote some of the most legendary artists of the psychedelic music era and captured people's attention through iconic imagery.