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

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.
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.

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