Research

photo of a faculty member in a labThe College of Science and Mathematics has a strong basic science focus with a growing emphasis on applied research, averaging over $10 million annually in grants and contracts.  We maintain close relations with area hospitals, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Institute of Technology which provide many unique opportunities for research collaborations.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates interested in research opportunities and off-campus internships should check out the Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning Program

Areas of research loosely align with our four PhD programs:

The college's eight departments provide the college 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) Scholar.


 

Research News

Aug 23, 2017
The second Wright Leader Academy cohort includes 14 participants from across the university.
Jul 31, 2017
Wright State education students worked directly with plant biologists from around the globe to create an investigative and project-based inquiry project.
Jul 13, 2017
Faculty members use technology to increase student engagement in courses focused on health, gardening, food, community and sustainability.
Jun 29, 2017
Megan Neumann, a junior biological sciences major, is one of numerous Wright State Honors students spending the summer conducting research.
Jun 26, 2017
Rita Ghose, who graduated with a master's in earth and environmental sciences, studies geology to help boost the economy of Bangladesh.
Jun 14, 2017
Physic professor Allen Hunt details his latest research in the Valdose Zone Journal, published by the Soil Science Society of America.
Jun 13, 2017
Wright State biological sciences professor invited graduate students to write a commentary with him on ALS research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 23, 2017
Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees.
May 22, 2017
A research project by Matt Piekenbrock, a graduate computer science at Wright State, was selected by the Google Summer of Code 2017 competition.
May 10, 2017
Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development.

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