The Research Park Innovation Center has announced the nine faculty members of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) who have been awarded C-Startup scholarships from the Faculty and appointed ambassadors of the faculty 2021-2022.
The Faculty C-Startup program, sponsored by Market Lubbock, is designed to support Texas Tech faculty interested in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Seven one-time grants of $ 2,500 have been awarded to each of the following faculty members for the development of a new or existing course that includes best practices for merchandising, including the Business Model Canvas developed by Alexander Osterwalder and Lean Launch Pad developed by Steve Blank.
Recipients will become ambassadors for the faculty for innovation and entrepreneurship at Texas Tech during the award period.
The faculty ambassadors are:
Brendan Kelly, assistant professor in the Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Faculty C-Startup Course: Advanced Strategies for Learning in Data-Driven Agricultural Research
Courtney Queen, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the School
of Graduates of Biomedical Sciences at TTUHSC Faculty C-Startup Course: Digital Health Promotion
Dr. Jennifer Phy, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at TTUHSC
Faculty C-Startup Course: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Associate Professor at the Department of Hospitality and Retail Management at texas tech faculty C-Startup Course: Retail Buying & Control
Dr. Nithin Venepally, Resident Head of Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Care, and the Dr. Sarah Kiani, Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at TTUHSC Faculty C-Startup Course: Strategic Career Development Course
Wanda Hilliard and Rosalinda Jiménez in TTUHSC Faculty C-Startup Course: Psychotherapeutic modalities with individuals, families and groups throughout life
Wendy Chen, Assistant Professor in the C-Startup Course of the Faculty of Political Science of the Department of Sciences
Policies: Social Entrepreneurship