August 25, 2016 at 10:15am
Dane Lisser

Millikin announces lineup for Fall 2016 Institute for Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, will host a speaker series throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. This fall, all presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the East Room of Lower Richards Treat University Center (with the exception of the Oct. 6 event) on Millikin's campus. Presentations are free and open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.

The speaker series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can spark job creation and societal well-being. This fall's series includes the CEO of a health center, an individual who started an international environmental movement, the owner of a plastics injection molders company, the CEO of a custom plate fabrication facility and an economist for a Fortune 500 company. Busey is the Title Sponsor of this year's speaker series.

Institute for Science Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Science Entrepreneurship was originally funded by a Millikin University Performance Learning Enhancement Grant in December 2012. Since that time, the institute has been pledged or received funding and support from 300 Below Inc., Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Brechnitz Group of Raymond James, Busey, Caterpillar Decatur, Coleman Foundation, Decatur Memorial Hospital, John Ullrich Foundation, Millikin University, National Foodworks Services, Parke Warehouses, St. Mary's Hospital, Tate & Lyle, Wild Bird Feeding Industry, Zevacor Molecular, a private foundation and anonymous donors.

In addition to the speaker series, the Institute teaches courses in science entrepreneurship, oversees a Clinical Nuclear Science Program, and students and faculty conduct applied research with science companies.

Institute for Science Entrepreneurship

For more information on the speaker series or the Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217.424.6392, by e-mail at dhorn@millikin.edu or visit millikin.edu/InstituteForScienceEntrepreneurship.      

The following is a list of speakers for the fall 2016 semester.

Fall 2016 Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series brought to you by Busey

Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Speaker: Tanya Andricks, CEO, Crossing Healthcare

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Community Forum: How we can become a nature-rich community

Forum is in collaboration with the Macon County Conservation District

 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Speaker: Richard Louv, Author of "Last Child in the Woods"

Presentation is in collaboration with the Macon County Conservation District

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Speaker: Norman Oberto, Chairman and Owner, Imperial Plastics

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Speaker: Parry Dixon, Chief Economist, Archer Daniels Midland Company

 

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Speaker: Jim Grady, President and CEO, Kopetz Manufacturing

Institute for Science Entrepreneurship