Issue: Spring 2012

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Volume 1 Issue 2, SPRING 2012

From the President’s Desk

President David Hopkins

Welcome to this issue of  Wright State University Magazine. There have been many new developments on campus since our last issue. I am so pleased to inform you that Wright State University now has a seventh Ohio Center of Excellence—in … Continue reading

Engaging Minds

They are developing insect-sized aircraft. They are looking for ways to control invasive plants that choke out native species. They are working on preventing back injuries to military pilots and health care workers. They are Wright State researchers—and they are only undergraduates. … Continue reading

Starting Fresh

Roberta Pohlman still recounts Daniel Hyman’s first visit in a surprised tone. “He walked into my office a year ago and said, ‘I want to do research.’ He was a freshman,” said Pohlman, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in … Continue reading

Rescue Ready

Working closely with the U.S. Air Force, Wright State has developed the nation’s first master’s program focused on flight and disaster nursing. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, military and civilian emergency workers labored side by side … Continue reading

National Recognition

For the second consecutive year, Wright State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its strong institutional commitment to service and campus-community partnerships. Only 114 institutions across the country received this … Continue reading

Taking Inventions to Market

Dave Campbell always wanted to be an inventor. But first he had to reinvent himself. The Springboro resident is doing just that with the help of a new Wright State program that is geared to turn engineers into business professionals and entrepreneurs. … Continue reading

Mastering Clean Energy

Like many students, Kyle Hughes (above right) entered college wanting to change the world. Hughes has been able to transform that vague desire into a career plan as an early graduate of an innovative Wright State University master’s degree program. … Continue reading

Cyber Defenders

Scary reports of computer hacking make headlines almost daily. The tales of woe range from the theft of personal information and credit card numbers to the highly sophisticated infiltration of computer systems to spy on and even sabotage industrial facilities. … Continue reading

The Wright Brothers Collection

The Wright Brothers Collection, housed in Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries, includes priceless documents and artifacts detailing the lives and work of Wilbur and Orville Wright, for whom Wright State is named. The collection features … Continue reading

Riding the Wave

The thrills of water sports have been part of Cole Robinson’s life since he was five years old. Growing up in Jamestown, Ohio, with a lake in his backyard, he began waterskiing and barefooting, and eventually moved into wakeboarding, which … Continue reading