Wright State in the News

Wright State aims to make skies safe from drones

Traffic-management website for drones unveiled by Wright State Research Institute

Dayton Daily News: Wright State aims to make skies safe from drones: As the number of small drones flying dangerously close to manned aircraft has soared dramatically this year, Wright State University Research Institute announced Thursday it will roll out a … Continue reading

Wright State touts $209M in research over seven years

Excerpt Wright State University’s strategy to bring in more research dollars has resulted in $209 million in research contracts over the past seven years since it began a strategy to win more contracts from the government. It has pushed to … Continue reading

Deconstructing Race: A Series On WYSO

Kimberly Barrett

Deconstructing Race is a series of commentaries about racial identity by Miami Valley residents. It’s co-curated by Kimberly Barrett, vice president of multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State University. The series features 10 people of varying ages and racial … Continue reading

Wright State wins largest-ever research contract


Excerpt Wright State University has a new U.S. Air Force deal that could be worth as much as $42.5 million over the next six years, the largest government contract award for research in the nearly 50-year history of the school. … Continue reading

Wright State Research Institute lands $42.5M Air Force contract

Wright State Research Institute Logo

Excerpt The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $42.5 million business deal to Wright State Research Institute, the largest contract in the history of the university, a spokesman said late Friday. AFRL tapped Wright State researchers under the six­-year … Continue reading

Wright State University: National Model Prepares Engineering Students for Successful Graduation and Beyond


Excerpt Wright State University is changing the graduation rates for engineering students. Universities across the country are looking for ways to dramatically move the needle on graduation rates of four-year engineering degrees. To address this issue, the Wright State Model … Continue reading

Dayton, Wright State join to support women leaders

16071 Bob Mihalek, Womens Leadership Collaborative 7-27-15

Excerpt Wright State University and the city of Dayton are coming together to advance women leaders in the Dayton area. The school and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley are collaborating on the new organization, Women’s Leadership Collaborative of Greater Dayton, which … Continue reading

Video: ‘The Archivist’ short film

Gino Pasi in the archives

Gino Pasi, the archivist and collections manager in Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives, discusses his new short film, “The Archivist,” on “Five on 2″ on WDTN. Watch the interview.

He built it, they came

William Crotty with bat at Dayton's Miracle League baseball field

Excerpt It’s written all over their faces—the thrill of it. Their daily world of limits, obstacles and hurdles has suddenly melted away and been replaced by a delicious universe of possibility and hope. That’s the reason it’s called the Miracle … Continue reading

Colleges use data to help identify at-risk students


Students drop out of college for a lot of reasons, from broken-­down vehicles and money struggles to a bad case of homesickness. To improve retention rates, some local schools are hoping to harness the power of big data. That’s what … Continue reading