Celebrating 50 Years

In 1967, when enrollment reached 5,704 students, the Dayton Campus of Miami University and Ohio State University ceased to exist, and the newly independent Wright State University came into being. Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate our history and look forward to the future.

We See the Potential in You

The Wright brothers were not pilots. They were dreamers and inventors. Through their persistence they taught the world to fly. Named after these pioneers, we carry on their desire to build, create, and pioneer. What does it mean to be a pioneer? Find out here.

Student Profile

Farm system

Wright State sophomore Olivia McDade one of many students in Lake Campus’ growing agriculture program
Olivia McDade decided to pursue a degree in agriculture after growing up on her family farm in rural Darke County.
Alumni Profile

Drawing power

Love of sketching cars propelled Wright State alum Sagar Sangle into world of mechanical engineering
Sagar Sangle uses his art skills and his master's degree in mechanical engineering while teaching middle school students about design for 3D printing, manufacturing design and robotics.
Student Profile

Healthy appetite

Wright State senior Ivan Mendoza is a rising star in world of competitive eating
Ivan Mendoza, a senior majoring in management and human resources at Wright State, aspires to be among the Top 10 professional eaters.
Alumni Profile

Z is for zeal

Wright State alum Zontaye Richardson uses thrift shop to channel her passion for community
Zontaye Richardson's west Dayton store TheZe DealZ has become as a place to socialize, network and pitch in to help neighbors in need.

Let's Talk Forum

Wednesday, January 24, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Student Union Apollo Room

The next forum in Wright State University's Let's Talk series will focus on Wright State's FY18 budget, future financial projections, and

Tri-State Honor Band Festival

Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 27
Creative Arts Center

Business with a Raider Day

Wednesday, January 24, 9 am to Noon
Wright State University

Men's Basketball vs Detroit Mercy

Friday, January 26, 7 pm to 9 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Medical students lead research into opioid disposal bags

Students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Cedarville University School of Pharmacy are studying the use of opioid disposal bags.

Researchers may have found way to treat weakness in patients following critical illness

The research may provide the first-ever therapy for weakness acquired by patients in intensive care units.

In a good light

Wright State’s Elliott Brown and Weidong Zhang help develop promising new semiconductor for LED lighting
Research by Wright State physicists led to a scientific breakthrough that promises to make the LED lighting more efficient and affordable.