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

Dec 18, 2014
Centerville high school student is excelling in math and physics classes and in the sensors physics research lab at Wright State.
Dec 10, 2014
Research by Wright State biologists on the genetic makeup of ducks was published and highlighted in a prestigious scientific journal.
Dec 1, 2014
Wright State physics professor Jason Deibel is helping the National Museum of the United States Air Force develop its STEM programs.
Nov 13, 2014
Wright State researcher Jim Olson recognized for his work with Science Olympiad to promote neuroscience education in elementary and high schools around the country.
Oct 29, 2014
Research by two Wright State faculty members Allen Hunt and Thomas Skinner will be published in Chaos, a physics journal.
Oct 23, 2014
Wright State physics professor Allen Hunt publishes statistical analysis of the spread of the Ebola virus.
Oct 16, 2014
Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University promises to expand scholarships, attract more top-flight faculty and support construction of state-of-the-art facilities.
Oct 9, 2014
Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini finds that the emerald ash borer has apparently spread to white fringetree in the United States.
Sep 30, 2014
Wright State communication professor Elliot Gaines works to equip science students with the skills to effectively communicate science to the public.
Sep 22, 2014

Virtual reality is poping up almost everywhere in mainstream media, with companies like Oculus VR and Sony creating a new generation of affordable hardware and software aimed squarely at the mainstream and the future for virtual environment research and technologies is bright.  The new Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications, Second Edition Edited by Kelly S. Hale, Kay M. Stanney extensively covers the primary areas of research and development in...

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