Aug. 8, 2022
Troesh Scholar program has funded interdisciplinary research that has appeared in top-tier journals

For the third year in a row, UNLV’s Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has awarded summer research grants to stimulate interdisciplinary research with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation through the Troesh Research Scholars program.  
In the past two years, the program has funded promising research in business, engineering, public health, and sciences. Funded research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Journal of Operations Management and Organization Science, and has brought in more than $300,000 in external funding.

This year, 13 UNLV faculty members from Lee Business School, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, and the College of Sciences received $69,000 in grants to pursue significant scholarly achievements.

The 2022 Troesh Research Scholars:
UNLV Lee Business School: Greg Moody (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology), Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology),J. Daniel Chi (Finance), Nadia Pomirleanu (Marketing and International Business), Sutirtha Chatterjee (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology), and Zihan Ye (Finance)
UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering: Beiyu Lin (Computer Science), Corey “Chuck” Tessler (Computer Science), Jeehee Lee (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), Paul Oh (Mechanical Engineering), Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering),and Prashant Modekurthy (Computer Science)
UNLV College of Sciences: Jun Kang (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

“The Troesh Center plays a pivotal role in building a research culture across UNLV,” said Gerry Sanders, dean of Lee Business School. “The scholars have published in dynamic journals and brought positive attention to the university.”

This year’s research proposals cover a wide range of topics, ranging from AI methods for hearing loss detection, social entrepreneurship, inclusive sensory marketing, the use of avatar drones for bridge maintenance and repair, to persuasive factors of video pitches on Kickstarter.

“We are again grateful for the generous support of the Troesh Family for making the research grants program possible”, said Yong Li,  research director of the Troesh Center. "In three years, the Troesh gift has made an indelible impact on the entrepreneurship ecosystem at UNLV and in the broader community.”

The selection committee for the 2022 Troesh Research Scholars Program included distinguished scholars from Indiana University, Ohio State University, and University of Utah. 

About the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation operates as an administrative unit within the UNLV Lee Business School. As a center of excellence, the Troesh Center is focused on providing opportunities for students, faculty and the community to learn about entrepreneurship. The center manages the entrepreneurship curriculum across the university, is a hub for entrepreneurship research, supports entrepreneurial activities in southern Nevada, and offers guidance to internal and external stakeholders on obtaining angel capital.