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

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...

Aug 6, 2014
Wright State professor Chad Hammerschmidt participated in research on the mercury levels in the oceans reported in new issue of Nature.
Jul 10, 2014
Wright State Neuroscience Institute collaboration with Dayton Children’s Hospital will boost pediatric neuroscience research in the region and enhance pediatric care.
Jun 25, 2014
A revolutionary heart pump provides invaluable learning opportunity for Wright State students to understand cardiac function.
Jun 5, 2014
Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research.
May 29, 2014
The Women in Science Giving Circle provides support of female students and faculty members in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical disciplines.
May 6, 2014
Wright State researcher Dean Rider is trying to learn blue beetle's secret to a long life.

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