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Wright State University partners to use drones at disaster sites

Rufus Smith, director for the National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville.

Excerpt Another major local university is working with Ohio to develop drone technology. Wright State University’s National Center for Medical Readiness has formalized a partnership with the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center to work on first responder and emergency management … Continue reading

New Wright State literary mag seeks creative writers


Excerpt Wright State University’s Department of English Language and Literatures is relaunching a literary magazine, Mad River Review, says Dennis Loranger, lecturer in English and music. Dennis will also serve as the relaunched magazine’s editor. “Literary magazines tend to rise … Continue reading

Kimberly Barrett: ‘Remembering Selma, Honoring Black History Year-Round’

Kimberly Barrett

In a guest commentary on WYSO Public Radio, Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State, discusses Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Listen as Barrett explains why “this … Continue reading

Meet the Student: Josie Cheatham

Josie Cheatham

Excerpt Q&A with Wright State University student Josie Cheatham Major: Biomedical Engineering. Year: Freshman. Hometown: Maineville. Q. What were the top three things you were looking for in a school? A. The top three things I was considering when looking … Continue reading

Training students in interpersonal skills and creative brainstorming

Dean Joanne Li

With advances in technology and computing power, Joanne Li, dean of the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University, believes it is more crucial than ever to train students in interpersonal skills and creative brainstorming.

Video: Science Olympiad returns to Wright State

Wheeled Vehicle event

Forty-four schools from around Ohio competed in the 2015 Science Olympiad Invitational held at Wright State University Saturday. The Science Olympiad tests middle and high school students’ ability to solve physics, engineering, math, biology and anatomy problems in complex hands-on … Continue reading

Wright State Research Institute seeks more growth, contract diversity in 2015

Wright State Research Institute Director Jason Parker

Excerpt Wright State Research Institute is seeking an ambitious 2015 as the group hopes to continue its growth in research The research-focused arm of Wright State University has plotted an ambitious course to grow its research portfolio and seek out … Continue reading

Apple founder headed to Wright State this week

Steve Wozniak

Excerpt Wright State University’s Presidential Lecture Series is beginning to make a name for itself, bringing in big names with event bigger minds. Famed physicist Michio Kaku attracted a crowd of 4,000 for his talk in 2014, and Neil deGrasse … Continue reading

Wright State teaches about civil rights beyond the classroom

Kimberly Barrett

Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement, discussed The Phoenix Project: A Call to Action 2015, a series of programs and discussions exploring civil liberties and voting rights in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting … Continue reading

Video: Medical student guest at State of the Union

William Elder Jr.

Bill Elder, a Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine student, attended the State of the Union Address last week as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama. He discussed the experience on “Fox 45 in the Morning.” Watch the … Continue reading