Millikin exposes graduate's love for the stars
Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series focuses on job creation
The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce its speaker series for the fall 2017 semester. This fall, all presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the new University Commons on Millikin's campus. Presentations are free and open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.
Millikin faculty, students lead solar eclipse viewing events
Millikin faculty prepare for Total Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, is fast approaching. The event is being described as the "Great American Eclipse" as it will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States.
BluSolar accepted into Iowa Startup Accelerator
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.
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.
Millikin startup BluSolar featured in Chicago Inno
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.