“Kickstarter Night” with Lucas Landherr

September 17, 2014 | Pathways to Entrepreneurship

The Sherman Center’s Pathways to Entrepreneurship Speaker Series kicked off the 2014 – 2015 year with Lucas Landherr, Assistant Academic Specialist in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with over 20 attendees internal and external.

Lucas not only teaches at Northeastern University, but also successfully crowd funded part of his scientific comic book venture “Surviving the World” (STW), a daily webcomic running since May 31, 2008 under the pseudonym Dante J.T. Shepherd. The webcomic is staged as a continuing college class with readings, homework, and supplemental material all based on the fictitious experiences of Dante Shepherd.

“Surviving and Crowdfunding the World: Kickstarter, Patreon, and a Webcomic Side-Project”
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
6:30 pm – 7:30 -pm
320 Shillman
Refreshments provided

Dr. Lucas Landherr received his Bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 2005 with an honors thesis studying drag-reducing polymers. He then completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2010, developing and characterizing thin polymer films and brushes as nanoscale lubricants. Currently, Dr. Lucas Landherr is an academic specialist within the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern University, but is far better known for his creative work as Dante Shepherd through the webcomic “Surviving The World”.  Dr. Landherr has been writing and photographing “Surviving The World” daily for more than six years, effectively mixing humor and education to build a sizable readership.  He has been a regular contributor to Medium, collaborated with multiple webcomic artists, and has had his work supported by successful Kickstarter and Patreon campaigns.  Dr. Landherr’s creative work has recently led to new webcomics like “PhD Unknown” as well as establishing relationships with K-12 STEM educators nationwide to develop new experimental modules for classrooms.

The speaker series are open to the NU community and the public with an interactive Q&A format to encourage discussion and engaged learning.