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

Nov 20, 2015
Wright State University researchers are developing new software that can detect cyberbullying. The new software can search social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, and detect messages that may be offensive or hurtful — and then alert the person who’s being targeted. …
Nov 19, 2015
Wright State cognitive neuroscientist Assaf Harel builds pioneering lab to probe how the brain processes visual images.
Nov 10, 2015
Researchers at Wright State's Kno.e.sis center are developing computer technology to analyze social media posts in an effort to identify and reduce cyberbullying.
Oct 14, 2015
Wright State medical imaging researcher Ulas Sunar is developing a new endoscope to detect and treat cancer.
Sep 28, 2015
Wright State research project designed to identify genes that broaden the knowledge of reproduction and offer promise for breakthroughs in infertility got a big push forward from students.
Sep 11, 2015
Behzad Ghanbarian '14 will receive the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Union for his dissertation on the physical and hydraulic properties of rocks and soils.
Sep 2, 2015
Wright State recognizes select faculty members for excellent work in the classroom, research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement.
Aug 13, 2015
Wright State researcher Weiwen Long received a $1.7 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to research a gene that plays an important role in the formation and spread of lung cancer and other cancers.
Jul 22, 2015
Wright State psychology professor Tamera Schneider will direct the National Science Foundation’s social psychology program in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences.
Jul 21, 2015
Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives.