Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, will be 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.

Formed by Dr. David Horn, associate 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 other 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 received $2,000 in funding from the Coleman Foundation and $5,000 from an anonymous donor to develop the 2013-2014 speaker series.

The 2013-2014 Millikin Institute for 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, Millikin University campus

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., Lower Richards Treat University Center (LRTUC), Parquet Room

Topic: Caterpillar's sustainable development program, and the role that entrepreneurs and student entrepreneurs can play in sustainable development.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Bruce Nims, Grow Decatur
7:30 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (LRTUC), Parquet Room

Topic: Grow Decatur and the opportunities for entrepreneurs to advance the goals of Grow Decatur.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Dr. Rich Lohr, EliteCare Center, LLC
6 p.m., Leighty-Tabor Science Center, Room 209, Millikin University campus

Topic: Challenges and opportunities of business ownership.

Spring 2014

Mark Matlock, Senior Vice President, Research Division, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Topic: The role of scientists and entrepreneurs in finding the food and fuel needed for societies to prosper.

For more information on the speaker series or the Millikin Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217.424.6392, via e-mail at or visit
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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