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Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day
October 5, 2020

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Instagram Contest

  • Post your best Wright Brothers selfie to the Marketing Club's Instagram page using #WrightBrothersDay! 
  • The twelve best photos will win a Wright State t-shirt!

Raffle Prizes

  • View the Videos below (Innovations & Wright Brothers History)
  • Correctly answer at least 10 trivia questions.
  • Enter to win a Raffle Prize! Raffle items include:
    • $25 Apple iTunes gift cards (7 available) 
    • $25 Speedway cards (5 available), 
    • $25 Fandango Now cards (2 available)
    • and more!
  • Get credit from participating Wright State colleges/departments

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 has created an excellent brief video about how the Wright Brothers perfected powered flight right here in Dayton (Huffman Prairie) Check it out below!


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.

AFRL GRILL (Gaming Research Integration and Learning Lab) Parachute Simulator
Carely - Family Caregiving
Global Neighbor - Weed Eradicator
Human Factors Engineering - VRSurgery Simulation
Just a Pair of Shoes
Mile Two (Humant - job retention predictor analytics)
Next-Generation DNA Sequencing -Wright State'sCenter for Genomics Research andDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Obi (feeding device for disabilities)
Police/Fire Radio clarity - GlobalFlyte
Radar Imaging and Object Recognition Demo
Robotic Hand Powered by Flex Sensors
True Concepts Medical Technologies
Ulas Sunar Endoscope
Wright State SMARTlab ALICE Software
Yaskawa/Motoman

Other Exhibitor Videos

Appenzeller Lab (3D Visualization)

Marxent (Virtual Reality Retail)

Community Support Program


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.