Research


A Carnegie-classified research university, Wright State offers countless opportunities for research at all levels, from undergraduate through post-doctoral.

The wide spectrum of research activity at Wright State ranges from fundamental investigations to applied research and development, benefiting the Dayton region and the world.

Funding dollars for cutting-edge research flow into Wright State. Sources include:

  • The National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Showing the university's dedication to research, one of the premier annual campus events is the Celebration of Research, where more than 150 students present their work on topics from a biomedical engineering student's Volumetric MR Analysis of Pediatric Patients with Hydrocephalus to a history major's Espionage in America.

Research Profiles

Faculty Profile

Wright State professor studies dead people’s teeth

Wright State anthropologist Amelia Hubbard specializes in the study of past life ways through teeth.

Handmade lesson

Making artificial hands for children part of Wright State English and communication class project
Students in this English and communication course also learned how to gather information and then marry words, images and sounds to communicate it.

Wright State history professor helps organize exhibit on Dayton and World War I

Using diaries, letters, documents, photographs and artifacts, “Over There: Dayton and the Great War” showcases the essential involvement of Daytonians and local businesses in the war.

Current affair

Wright State neuroscience professors open eyes of high schoolers with electrifying lesson on neural pathways
Wright State faculty reach out to the community to promote a new undergraduate neuroscience major.

Student Research

What are your interests? Did you know that students at Wright State have the ability to conduct unique research projects—regardless of major or year in school.

From undergraduates to graduates, and from literature to biochemistry, there are amazing faculty and mentors who can help show you the way to a successful research project. Work on a team or independently, one term or multiple years, hands-on or theoretical; you have it within you to make your mark on the world.

Graduate students

Similar to undergraduate students, graduate students can work with faculty experts, fellow graduate students, and possibly undergraduate students on the faculty member's research. You can also discuss your ideas for independent research.

Graduate students may apply for Graduate Research Assistantship positions that may be eligible for tuition remission and annual stipends.

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Research News

Additional dates added for Wright State research study on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

This part of the study seeks African-Americans age 18 or older who do not have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Boonshoft School of Medicine student selected for Minority Medical Student Award Program

The program encourages minority medical students’ interest in hematology by providing the opportunity to create and implement a hematology-related research project.

Boonshoft School of Medicine interdisciplinary team awarded grant to enhance curriculum, expand medical training program

The Boonshoft School of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health and School of Professional Psychology received more than $450,000 to train future clinicians to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.