Exploring the Intersection of Science and Entrepreneurship

The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, is pleased to host the 2015-2016 speaker series. The speaker series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can spark job creation and societal well-being.

Purpose of the Program

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 ISE is proud to have Busey as the Title Sponsor of the speaker series.   

Formed by David Horn, Professor of Biology, Dr. George Bennett, Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Casey Watson, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, the ISE serves as a bridge between external clients and faculty and students of Millikin to invent products and provide high quality services to science companies. 

The ISE 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, Parke Warehouses, St. Mary's Hospital, Tate & Lyle, Wild Bird Feeding Industry, Zevacor Molecular, a private foundation, and several anonymous donors. 

Institute for Science Entreprenuership

2015-16 Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Brought to you by Busey

Thursday, September, 3, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis, 13th District of Illinois
 
Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Jim Hawkins, Caterpillar Inc., Director - Mining Technology Enabled Solutions
 
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Van Dukeman, First Busey Corporation, President and CEO
 
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Tony Caccomo, National Foodworks Services LLC
Event Sponsor: Archer Daniels Midland Company
 
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Director Jim Schultz, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
 
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Pete Paulin, 300 Below Inc., CEO
 
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Daniel Hoodin, Hospital Sisters Health System, Vice President - Managed Care
Event Sponsor: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital
 
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Tim Stone, Decatur Memorial Hospital, President & CEO
 
For more information on the speaker series or Millikin's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217-424-6392 or via e-mail at dhorn@millikin.edu