People of Wright State

Farm system

Wright State sophomore Olivia McDade one of many students in Lake Campus’ growing agriculture program

Olivia McDade decided to pursue a degree in agriculture after growing up on her family farm in rural Darke County. Continue reading

Drawing power

Love of sketching cars propelled Wright State alum Sagar Sangle into world of mechanical engineering

Sagar Sangle uses his art skills and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering while teaching middle school students about design for 3D printing, manufacturing design and robotics. Continue reading

Healthy appetite

Wright State senior Ivan Mendoza is a rising star in world of competitive eating

Ivan Mendoza, a senior majoring in management and human resources at Wright State, aspires to be among the Top 10 professional eaters. Continue reading

Z is for zeal

Wright State alum Zontaye Richardson uses thrift shop to channel her passion for community

Zontaye Richardson’s west Dayton store TheZe DealZ has become as a place to socialize, network and pitch in to help neighbors in need. Continue reading

Going for it all

Wright State exchange student Milica Knezevic conquers scuba diving, skydiving, rugby despite disability

Engineering student Milica Knezevic chronicles her sporting adventures through her popular YouTube channel. Continue reading

Scrap value

Wright State alum Sheila Skimmerhorn remembers the university’s beginnings

Sheila Skimmerhorn, the first student to register and complete her degree at what would become Wright State, kept a scrapbook of the university’s early days. Continue reading

Declaration of independence

Wright State senior Vicky Lindsey flourishes in the university’s Independent Scholars Network dedicated to the empowerment of foster youth

Vicky Lindsey is set to graduate early from Wright State with a degree in communication studies. Continue reading

Childhood interest in science leads medical student to pursue M.D./Ph.D. degree

During her M.D./Ph.D. studies with the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the College of Science and Mathematics, Jessica Myers will research mental illness and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Continue reading

Citizen sensing to insights, predictions and decisions

Wright State professor Amit Sheth is a leader in combining computer science with social media
Amit Sheth

Amit Sheth finds commercial success with a software system that analyzes big data on social media sites. Continue reading

Watch: Rap ture

Wright State’s Jesse Williams pursues computer science degree along with rap music

Video: Wright State computer science major Jesse Williams finds a creative outlet through coding and rapping as J-Williams. Continue reading