The American Chemical Society's (ACS) Project SEED summer research program, the Decatur-Springfield local ACS section, and Millikin University have provided funding the last few years for local high school students to engage in chemistry research opportunities on Millikin's campus.
Members of Millikin University's Pi chapter of Sigma Zeta attended the 2017 Sigma Zeta National Chapter Convention at Marian University in Indianapolis, Ind., March 23-25. Close to 170 students and faculty attended the convention.
Sigma Zeta is a national honor society for undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, computer sciences, or mathematics.
Millikin University's student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU "The Quad" was recognized at the 77th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference held March 3-5 in New York.
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.
Millikin University students are providing services at Oasis Day Center for the homeless several times throughout the spring semester under the guidance of Dr. Mary Garrison, professor of social work at Millikin. Dr. Garrison and the students have been providing services since last semester after being introduced to the concept during a visit a year earlier to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
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.
Housed on the fifth and sixth floors of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center on Millikin University's campus, the Requarth Observatory was built in 2000 and is the largest publicly available telescope in Illinois. All three 300 lb. support sections that hold the 20" (.5 meter) telescope were carried up six flights of stairs by hand.
The Macon County Homeless Council Continuum of Care works diligently to meet the needs of homeless individuals, veterans, children and families. To identify how many people are homeless in Macon County, the Continuum of Care has worked with Millikin University faculty and students for the last three years to conduct its annual Point-in-Time survey.
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.