An entrepreneurship leader from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will be in Fremont County Feb. 12-13 to speak to local service clubs.

Peter Scott, a professor of practice who is part of UW’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), is scheduled to speak at the Riverton Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at noon in the Fremont Room at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave. College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Michael Pishko is scheduled to accompany Scott.

Scott then will speak at the Lander Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon at the Oxbow Restaurant, 170 E. Main St.

Scott is one of several people hired as part of UW’s effort to boost entrepreneurship education in conjunction with the launch of the IIE.

The IIE calls on innovators from throughout the state as it works to instill entrepreneurial thinking to empower the leaders of tomorrow. Adding needed programs and curriculum that draw together all UW colleges, business services and entrepreneurship competitions, the IIE serves as the university’s front door for the state’s entrepreneurs.