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

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...

Jul 16, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has named Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., a Wright State University researcher investigating...

Jun 28, 2013

A high-power atomic force microscope that could revolutionize the study of materials at high temperatures and pressures is coming into focus in a Wright State University lab.

Apr 25, 2013

Wright State University broke ground on a new state-of-the-art laboratory building expected to become a beacon for translational neuroscience and engineering research.

Apr 12, 2013
photo of Rebecca Riffle and Eric Robinson

Rebecca Riffle and Eric Robinson, graduate students in the Department of Psychology, had their paper "Subtle performance deficits associated with an acute hypoxic event" and "Time course to recovery of cerebral blood oxygen saturation following an acute hypoxic event" accepted to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association.

Feb 5, 2013

Former Wright State social work student Rebecca Holtkamp and nursing student Karen Herzing were part of the program.

Jan 1, 2013

Coming soon to a bookstore near you—a handbook on the science of reliance. Trust me.

Dec 26, 2012

A strip of masking tape under his name on the office door identifies him as “Lord of the Flies.”

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