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

Mar 30, 2015
Excerpt Wright State University is readying to open its $37 million Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, a structure university leaders promise will be a unique hub where neurology, medicine, engineering and computer science will meet. “It’s safe to say there’s no …
Mar 30, 2015
Wright State neuroengineer Sherif Elbasiouny will conduct pioneering prosthesis research in the new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building.
Mar 26, 2015
Excerpt Wright State University’s new campus Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building represents an exclamation point of sorts on the Dayton area’s long-term attention to neuroscience. Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital and others have made investments in brain and …
Mar 19, 2015
Graduate environmental science student Alison Agather will measure mercury levels in the Arctic Ocean as part of an international expedition.
Mar 10, 2015
Wright State neuroscientists are collaborating with clinicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine to determine whether they can help paralyzed patients after overcoming sepsis infection.
Feb 20, 2015
Mentoring program for women faculty in STEMMS disciplines enjoys exponential growth in the past year.
Jan 30, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Yong-jie Xu, faculty in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, a 5 year grant worth $1.295 Million to study Signaling Mechanism of the DNA Replication Checkpoint.

Jan 21, 2015
Psychology professor Nathan Bowling’s research on counterproductive work behaviors will be published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
Jan 13, 2015
Wright State biochemistry and molecular biology professor Madhavi Kadakia uses a high-tech sequencer and her expertise in genetics to diagnose and treat cancer.
Jan 9, 2015
Assistant biology professor Labib Rouhana studies planarian flatworms to try to solve the puzzle of human infertility.

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