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 10, 2014

Jason Deibel, an expert on the use of lasers to study new materials, is the new director of undergraduate research and experiential learning in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Mar 10, 2014

Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign will launch with a takeoff event on March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Endeavour Room.

Feb 12, 2014

A stroke gave Wright State neuroscientist Debra Ann Mayes a unique perspective on rehabilitation, neurological therapy and regeneration.

Feb 11, 2014

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.

Jan 27, 2014

Wright State University student researchers honored for their work to improve GPS navigation systems in motor vehicles.

Oct 11, 2013

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...

Oct 2, 2013

Diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer. Their presence in the human body can change the smell and chemistry of a person’s breath...

Sep 19, 2013

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.

Sep 5, 2013

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...

Jul 31, 2013

Humanoid robots, virtual reality, 3D printed unmanned aerial systems, cybersecurity, surgical simulations, plus sensors and smartphones...

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