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 2016-2017 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.  

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 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 several anonymous donors. 

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

Institute for Science Entreprenuership

2016-2017 Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Brought to you by Busey

All presentations are free and open to the public, and no reservations or tickets are required. 
 
Thursday, September, 1, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Tanya Andricks, CEO, Crossing Healthcare
 
Thursday, October 6, 3:30 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Community Forum: How to make Decatur and Macon County a nature-rich community
Forum is in collaboration with the Macon County Conservation District
with support from the Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County
 
Thursday, October 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
with support from the Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County
 
Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Norman Oberto, Chairman and Owner, Imperial Plastics
 
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Parry Dixon, Chief Economist, Archer Daniels Midland Company
 
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Jim Grady, President and CEO, Kopetz Manufacturing
 
Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center
Speaker: Mark Matlock, Senior Vice President Food Research, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Dan Tegel, Think.Eat.Live
Event Sponsor: National Foodworks Services
 
Other Dates of Spring 2017 Presentations: Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Mar. 23, Apr. 18, and May 4
 
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