2010 Wright Scholars Program
Once again this summer the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory (WPAFB/AFRL) sponsored the Wright Scholars Program. Participants (16-18 year old students who are high school post juniors and graduated seniors) are selected to participate based on a number of criteria such as GPA/class rank, leadership skills, and interest in the STEMM fields. These scholars are given the wonderful opportunity to work on research projects with WSU faculty, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) scientists and engineers, industry scientists and engineers as well as other graduate and undergraduate students. The goal of this program is to help recruit the next generation of scientists and engineers into the various STEMM-based undergraduate programs in the Dayton area. Students will also be encouraged to consider a future STEMM career as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory workforce.
The program's Wright State University experience is sponsored jointly by the College of Science and Mathematics and the Boonshoft School of Medicine. To supplement the Scholars research collaboration experience, Wright State University faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students highlight "cutting-edge" research projects through presentations and laboratory tours.