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Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day
October 5, 2021
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

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Wright Brothers History Video

Wright Brothers Day celebrates the anniversary of Wilbur Wright's 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie on October 5, 1905, which demonstrated practical flight.

The Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives will be displaying historical artifacts about how the Wright Brothers perfected powered flight right here in Dayton (Huffman Prairie).
 

Innovation Exhibits

Wright Brothers Day honors the pioneering spirit of the Wright Brothers by featuring innovations from Wright State faculty and students, as well as local organizations. Among the innovations to be shared are: 

  • AFRL (Air Force Research Labs) GRILL (Gaming Research Integration and Learning Lab) Parachute Simulator
  • Next-Generation DNA Sequencing - Wright State's Center for Genomics Research and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Obi (feeding device for disabilities)
  • Radar Imaging and Object Recognition Demo
  • Wright State Robotics: Yaskawa/Motoman Robotics
  • Wright State 3D Printing Lab Demo
  • Wright State Intelligent Autonomous Robotics
  • Wright State Augmented Reality Demo
     

Fun Activities

  • Don’t miss our “Selfie Station” complete with Wright Brothers mustaches, hats, etc.
  • Win fun items from our raffle
  • Enjoy on-site snacks and beverages
     

Previous Years Photo Gallery

Click any image to see more photos.


 

Other Resources for Wright Brothers History

About Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day celebrates the anniversary of Wilbur Wright's 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie on October 5, 1905. The flight demonstrated that the Wright brothers had advanced their design to the point of a practical airplane. Wright Brothers Day honors the pioneering spirit of the Wright Brothers by featuring innovative research, design, and demonstrations from Wright State faculty and departments, as well as organizations in the community.

The event is organized by the American Marketing Association of Wright State University.
 

    About the American Marketing Association at Wright State

    Wright State University’s American Marketing Association Club (AMAWSU) does real work, implements real marketing plans, and gets real results. AMAWSU does not just promote Wright Brothers Day, but made the event something worth experiencing. The students in the club plan the event with the Department of Marketing in the Raj Soin College of Business. The club is an official chapter of the American Marketing Association.