Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Wright State Research Institute director targets growth

Excerpt Founded just six years ago, the Wright State Research Institute has since exploded 550 percent of its original size and workload, with 70 full-time employees and a research portfolio of $20 million. But as he takes the reins as … Continue reading

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Two Wright State professors land coveted Air Force grants

Excerpt Two professors from Wright State University have been awarded highly competitive grants from the U.S. Air Force for research equipment. Madhavi Kadakia, associate director of Wright State’s Center for Genomics Research, received $338,000 for genomic tools. Her lab works … Continue reading

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Chemistry researchers closing in on new atomic force microscope

Chemistry professor Steve Higgins and graduate student Jacky Bracco examine their hydrothermal atomic force microscope.

A high-power atomic force microscope that could revolutionize the study of materials at high temperatures and pressures is coming into focus in a Wright State University lab. Continue reading

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Letter of thanks inspires arts program supporter

Jim McCoy (left) was inspired to increase his support for a Wright State art scholarship after receiving a thank you letter from James Kidd, who recently graduated.

A simple but moving letter of thanks inspired one Wright State donor to increase his support for the university’s art program. Continue reading

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Using crisis mapping to aid Uttarakhand

Excerpt Technology-driven efforts are on to crowdsource information using the Internet and other communication channels and integrate it into online maps to help manage the aftermath of the natural calamity that has beset Uttarakhand. The international experience in recent years … Continue reading

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Fairborn group will support veteran students returning from deployment

Although Operation Fairborn Cares focuses on Greene County, the forum is open to all southwest Ohio post-9/11 veterans transitioning into civilian life.

Two Wright State graduates have helped establish a local support group that will assist students and other veterans returning from military deployment. Continue reading

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Swiss social work students and faculty visiting Wright State

Students from Zurich University and Wright State

Students from Switzerland are learning alongside Wright State students in a unique comparative social work course on the university’s Dayton campus. Continue reading

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Wright State camp puts bball players to the test

Whoever coined the phrase “Summertime and the living is easy” apparently never participated in a sports camp. Case in point, the Billy Donlon Basketball Camp out at the Nutter Center. More than a hundred participants are sharpening their skills on … Continue reading

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Twitris: Taking crisis mapping to the next level

Excerpt Twitris—the techy marriage of “Twitter” and “Tetris”—is a platform that aims to help civil society win the “game” of big data, creating layers and layers of analysis that provides a holistic picture of an event. The idea for Twitris … Continue reading

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Oceanic Life

Wright State student plumbs depths to unlock secrets of toxic mercury
Bowman works as an undergraduate research technician in a trace metal mercury lab for the Environmental Science Department. That opened the door to her current research—trying to understand how mercury cycles through the ocean.

The tattoo on top of Katlin Bowman’s left foot reads, “Pray that I won’t live to see the death of everything that’s wild.” Continue reading

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