Wright Brothers Day


photo of a student at a booth at wright brothers day

October 2, 2014
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium


  • Keynote address by Timothy Gaffney, director of communications at the National Aviation Heritage Area and author of a new book on the Wright brothers
  • Displays highlighting innovative projects from Wright State researchers and local organizations, including:
    • planned Data Analytics and Visualization Environment lab, which will be dedicated to researching Big Data on the Raj Soin College of Business;
    • a virtual environment demonstration by the College of Engineering and Computer Science;
    • a smartphone health app, designed by Wright State’s Kno.e.sis;
    • demonstrations on the basic principles of flight by the National Museum of the United States Air Force; and
    • a simulator that allows a disabled person to drive from the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • Exhibit from Wright State's Special Collections and Archives


Wright State Newsroom, Sept. 22, 2014: Annual Wright Brothers Day celebrates innovative spirit on campus