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

Sep 28, 2015
Wright State research project designed to identify genes that broaden the knowledge of reproduction and offer promise for breakthroughs in infertility got a big push forward from students.
Sep 11, 2015
Behzad Ghanbarian '14 will receive the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Union for his dissertation on the physical and hydraulic properties of rocks and soils.
Sep 2, 2015
Wright State recognizes select faculty members for excellent work in the classroom, research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement.
Aug 13, 2015
Wright State researcher Weiwen Long received a $1.7 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to research a gene that plays an important role in the formation and spread of lung cancer and other cancers.
Jul 22, 2015
Wright State psychology professor Tamera Schneider will direct the National Science Foundation’s social psychology program in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences.
Jul 21, 2015
Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives.
Jul 13, 2015
Wright State student Tyler Heneghan explores the past through field work at the Fort Ancient Earthworks and an internship with the Dayton Society of Natural History and SunWatch Indian Village.
Jun 23, 2015
Professor Julian Gomez-Cambronero will serve as a visiting professor at Harvard as part of a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant.
Jun 18, 2015
Wright State alumnus John McIntire '14 wins prestigious national aerospace award for his dissertation on stereoscopic research.
May 18, 2015

The custom-designed laboratories of the new Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration (NEC) building provide an ideal setting to further advance the Department of Psychology's programs of study in behavioral neuroscience. The NEC design fosters interaction with other scientists working on related problems, as well as interaction across disciplines. This promises to yield innovative research and collaboration by tapping into the collective intellect of top neuroscientists, clinicians...