photo of a faculty member in a labOur mission is to create passion for Science and Mathematics through evidence-based discovery, and advancing knowledge of the natural world. CoSM has a strong basic science focus with a growing emphasis on applied research, averaging over $10 million annually in grants and contracts.

Close relations with area hospitals, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Institute of Technology provide many unique opportunities for research collaborations.

Areas of research loosely align with our three (soon to be four) PhD programs:

           Biomedical Sciences "BMS" 

           Environmental Sciences "ES" 

           Human Factors and Industrial Organization  "HFIO" 

           Starting by 2015 - Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics "IASM"

Research News

Apr 11, 2014

More than 100 poster and oral presentations by Wright State University student researchers were delivered April 11 during the annual Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Mar 28, 2014

Ph.D. student Renee Albers is conducting key pregnancy research in the in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology.

Mar 10, 2014

Jason Deibel, an expert on the use of lasers to study new materials, is the new director of undergraduate research and experiential learning in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Mar 10, 2014

Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign will launch with a takeoff event on March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Endeavour Room.

Feb 12, 2014

A stroke gave Wright State neuroscientist Debra Ann Mayes a unique perspective on rehabilitation, neurological therapy and regeneration.

Feb 11, 2014

Wright State researchers are helping change the traditional model for teaching science by making learning more meaningful for students and moving them into a higher form of reasoning.

Jan 27, 2014

Wright State University student researchers honored for their work to improve GPS navigation systems in motor vehicles.

Jan 13, 2014
Journal Cover - The Industrial Psychologist
In the January 2014 issue of The Industrial Organizational Psychologist, the Wright State University Department of Psychology Industrial Organizational Doctoral Program was ranked 20th out of 60 programs evaluated in research productivity between 2003 and 2012 based on top ten I-O Psychology-oriented journals.  This ranking is an improvement of 23 positions from the previous productivity study for 1999 to 2003 and shows the quality research being conducted at Wright State in Industrial...
Oct 11, 2013

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years...

Oct 2, 2013

Diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer. Their presence in the human body can change the smell and chemistry of a person’s breath...


Research Clusters

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The college's eight departments provide CoSM with a unique blend of disciplines: from psychology to neuroscience or brain activity, chemistry to biochemistry, sensor development to sensory perception, and computational modeling of ecosystems to water percolation in soils.

The college has instituted a new hiring strategy to develop areas of strength across typical departmental borders. The current research clusters that the college is developing include:

  • Cell Signaling
  • Environmental Sciences - Science of Global Change
  • Computational Science and Modeling
  • Science Education

To find scholary articles, student projects and more from the colleges & schools use Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE). This web-based system captures, archives, and organizes the scholarly and historical legacy of Wright State University.

Graduate students work with faculty experts in many exciting areas of research.

Learn more about Graduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate student research is a wonderful and exciting way to expand your college experiences. Hands-on learning will:

  • give you an opportunity to learn more about subjects that interests you most
  • provide you the chance to work closely with a faculty member and his/her research group
  • develop and improve your skills that will help prepare you for the work force

Learn more about Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Funding & Grant Support

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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) works with researchers identifying possible source of funding. RSP provides the necessary documentation for proposal submission, including meeting all compliance assurances. Successful awards are managed by the Post-Award office in RSP. Their website contains links to resources aiding in the successful acquisition of research funding.

External Funding Opportunities