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

Aug 6, 2014
Wright State professor Chad Hammerschmidt participated in research on the mercury levels in the oceans reported in new issue of Nature.
Jul 10, 2014
Wright State Neuroscience Institute collaboration with Dayton Children’s Hospital will boost pediatric neuroscience research in the region and enhance pediatric care.
Jun 25, 2014
A revolutionary heart pump provides invaluable learning opportunity for Wright State students to understand cardiac function.
Jun 5, 2014
Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research.
May 29, 2014
The Women in Science Giving Circle provides support of female students and faculty members in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical disciplines.
May 6, 2014
Wright State researcher Dean Rider is trying to learn blue beetle's secret to a long life.
Apr 30, 2014
Wright State will mark a milestone in the construction of the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building with a toping out ceremony May 2.
Apr 28, 2014
Ellen Ricker, who is working on her master’s degree in anatomy at Wright State, is investigating how opiates stop a person from breathing.
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.


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

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