The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, is hosting a speaker series during the 2013-2014 academic year. The speaker series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can fuel economic growth and social well-being.
Throughout the academic year, executives from science ventures will be discussing particular aspects of their business. In addition, business leaders will be discussing broader topics of interest.
The 2013-2014 Millikin University Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 12
Thomas G. Donlan, Editorial Page Editor, Barron's
7:30 p.m., Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center
Topic: Economic freedom, social well-being, and the role of entrepreneurship.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Dr. Tim Lindsey, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Caterpillar Inc.
7:30 p.m., Parquet Room, Lower Richards Treat University Center (RTUC)
Topic: Caterpillar's sustainable development program: How we are Integrating Sustainability Principles into our Core Business
Thursday, Nov. 7
Bruce Nims, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Millikin University
7:30 p.m., Parquet Room, Lower Richards Treat University Center
Topic: Grow Decatur: Social Entrepreneurship + Community Engagement=City Transformation
Thursday, Dec. 5
Dr. Rich Lohr, EliteCare Center, LLC
6 p.m., Room 209, Leighty-Tabor Science Center
Topic: Challenges and opportunities of business ownership.
Thursday, April 10
Mark Matlock, Senior Vice President, Research Division, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Topic: The role of scientists and entrepreneurs in finding the food, fuel, and chemicals needed for society to prosper.