A stroke gave Wright State neuroscientist Debra Ann Mayes a unique perspective on rehabilitation, neurological therapy and regeneration.
Our 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:
Starting by 2015 - Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics "IASM"
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.
Wright State University student researchers honored for their work to improve GPS navigation systems in motor vehicles.
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...
Diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer. Their presence in the human body can change the smell and chemistry of a person’s breath...
Technology under development by Wright State researchers and field-deployable at public sites has the potential to detect viruses within minutes, giving early warning and reducing the possibility of an outbreak.
August 14th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeffrey Cowgill and Shruti Kesari (staff in the Department of Psychology and Wright State alumni) co-chaired a session titled "Human Performance and Interaction in Virtual Environments" at the 12th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems. Jeff and Shruti, along with Caitlan Rizzardo (Department of Psychology Graduate Student) and Dr. Thomas Wischgoll (WSU Faculty, Department of Computer Science and...
Humanoid robots, virtual reality, 3D printed unmanned aerial systems, cybersecurity, surgical simulations, plus sensors and smartphones...
The National Institutes of Health has named Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., a Wright State University researcher investigating...
Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, Ph.D., associate professor of Biological Sciences, is an investigator with the collaborative Tuungane Project in East Africa. The ecological survey focused on the freshwater component of the Lake Tanganyika ecosystem, Tanganyika is the second largest and second deepest freshwater lake in the world. Two key threats to the near-shore biodiversity is sedimentation and over-fishing. The lake is a global hotspot of freshwater biodiversity and a significant source of protien for million of inhabitants. Read the full study, The Tuungane Project Report.
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.
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
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.