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

Student Profile

Air power

Wright State engineering student Jacob Jadischke overcomes obstacles, makes dreams take flight
Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science gives Ph.D. student Jacob Jadischke opportunities to conduct research at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Student Profile

Laboratory learner

Wright State honors student Josie Graft hopes to help patients as a medical laboratory scientist
Wright State medical laboratory science major Josie Graft researches cognitive flow while receiving hands-on training during clinical rotations at Soin Medical Center.
Student Profile

Kicking off a medical career

Former Raider and professional soccer player Christopher Dupont returned to Wright State to conduct research while pursuing M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

Fellowships abound for Boonshoft School of Medicine student

Adaku Ume, a student in the M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree program in biomedical sciences in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, has received several research fellowships.

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

Wright State Raj Soin College of Business students, dean win tech leadership awards

Matthew Cavender and Cameron Cross won the Award of Excellence for College Student Project and interim Dean Donald Hopkins received the Legacy of Leadership Award from Technology First.

Wright State faculty member Damaris Serrano again wins highest literary honor awarded by her native Panama

For the fourth time, Damaris E. Serrano, professor of Spanish at Wright State, received Panama’s Ricardo Miró Award in the literary essay section.

Sixth annual Runkle Woods Symposium to celebrate Wright State University woods

The Runkle Woods Symposium on Nov. 17 will feature a keynote address on bird watching in the Wright State University woods and a presentation on pawpaws, the state fruit of Ohio.

Graduate School and Research