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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)

Research Profiles

Alumni Profile

Studying society cup by cup

Graduate student Bethany Lamb explores people and history through the study of ceramic cups
As a student in Wright State’s Master of Humanities Program, Bethany Lamb produced her own ceramic cups for an exhibition in the Stein Galleries.
Student Profile

Prediction puzzle

Wright State business student Christopher Broach receives a scholarship to help pursue an organ transplant project
Management information systems Christopher Broach is investigating cancer in organ transplant patients.
Student Profile

Smart action plan

Scholarship gives electrical engineering Ph.D. student Thomas Beard research position at AFRL
Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Building new wings

Wright State mechanical engineering students created a system to automate a transonic dual-plane wing, a design that could enable aircraft to fly higher and faster.

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.

Lab student observing bottle contents

Research News

Growing with the community

The Lake Campus Agricultural Program teaches students modern farming practices and helps them to understand the science and relationship that farming has with the environment.

Grants from Intel Corporation will support curriculum development and training for local students

Wright State will collaborate with Central State University, the University of Cincinnati and other institutions in two projects supported by Intel Corporation.

New handbook provides research-based training for mental health practitioners working with consensual non-monogamy community

“The Handbook of Consensual Non-Monogamy Affirming Mental Health Practice” is co-edited by Michelle Vaughan, associate professor in the School of Professional Psychology.

Graduate School and Research