The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE) 2013-2014 Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, Oct. 10 with keynote speaker Dr. Timothy C. Lindsey at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level of Richards Treat University Center (RTUC) on Millikin University's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Timothy C. Lindsey is global director of Sustainable Development at Caterpillar, Inc. He leads Caterpillar's efforts to build a culture of sustainable development in all internal business units as well as with suppliers, dealers, and customers. He has over 30 years of experience associated with helping organizations become more sustainable by improving processes, products, and systems with respect to their energy, materials, water, and land, utilization.
Dr. Lindsey is an accomplished program and project manager with experience in multiple industrial sectors, including: energy, mining, machining, metal finishing, die-casting, electronics, agriculture, food processing, biofuels, and chemical processing. Dr. Lindsey has helped hundreds of corporate and public sector interests improve their economic, environmental and social sustainability through research, training, and consulting services. He is a nationally recognized expert regarding change management and implementation of innovative energy management and sustainability practices.
Dr. Lindsey is the author of multiple publications on energy efficiency, alternative energy, alternative fuels development, and business sustainability. He holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in environmental engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a doctorate in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The title of Dr. Lindsey's presentation is "Caterpillar's Sustainable Development Program: How we are Integrating Sustainability Principles into our Core Business." The presentation will cover how Caterpillar makes sustainable progress possible by leveraging innovation and technology to improve the productivity and efficiency of operations while maintaining and improving the quality of the environment and the communities where we work and live.
The Millikin ISE 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 and 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.millikin.edu/InstituteForScienceEntrepreneurship