Wright Brothers Day
October 5, 2022
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium
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Wright Brothers Day highlights the Wrights’ pioneering spirit by featuring innovative research and demonstrations from Wright State faculty, students and programs, and local organizations.
Kendell Thompson, the superintendent of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, will deliver an opening address. The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park comprises six sites celebrating the legacies of the Wright brothers and writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Participating Researchers and Innovators
- WrinkleFrinkle, founded by recent Wright State entrepreneurship grad Christine Moser, creates handmade items and won the 2022 Wright Venture competition
- Patient simulator, by the Nursing Learning Resource Center
- Direct, real-time sequencing of mRNA by the Center for Genomics Research
- Wright LIFE (Lifelike Immersion for Equity), by Thomas Wischgoll, Ph.D., professor of computer science
- Solar-powered boat, designed and constructed by mechanical and materials engineering students
- Transonic dual-plane wing automation by Zifeng Yang, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering
- Calamityville, a training, testing, and research venue for military and civilian emergency first-responders
- Semiconductor training capabilities such as the cleanroom training experience and microfabrication lab, by Wright State’s Intel Initiative
- The American Marketing Association will also host a Networking Station to help students connect with their classmates, and learn about Engage and other student organizations.
- The Marketing Club will also collect resumes from students and distribute them to the companies that participate in Wright Brothers Day.
- The University Library's Special Collections and Archives, which houses one of the most complete collections of Wright Brothers material in the world, will test participants’ knowledge of the Wright Brothers with trivia questions.
- Students can have fun trying out a parachute simulator and a Leap Motion demonstration provided by The GRILL (Gaming Research Integration and Learning Lab) at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
- Students can answer trivia questions for a chance to win gift cards in a raffle.
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