People of Wright State

Photo finish

Megan Valle’s three-year memory wall of snapshots captures her journey at Wright State

Megan Valle, a senior musical theatre major, documented her time at Wright State by taking a photograph every day. Continue reading

Music of the night

Wright State graduate Kate Mueller performs in the North American tour of “The Phantom of the Opera”

For Kate Mueller, a 2015 graduate of Wright State’s acting and musical theatre program, being part of “The Phantom of the Opera” ensemble is a dream come true. Continue reading

Shore thing

New lakeside apartments at Wright State’s Lake Campus big hit with students

Katelyn Richardson, a sophomore at the Lake Campus, wants to get her bachelor’s degree in nursing and then her master’s so she can become a nurse practitioner. Continue reading

Foreign service

Two-time Wright State graduate Kathryn Chaney helps prep military personnel and other government employees for embassy assignments in Europe.

Kathryn Chaney weaves together her passion for travel, work experiences and two degrees from Wright State to thrive at the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Continue reading

Journal joy

Research by Wright State senior Marquise Crosby accepted for publication in prestigious science journal

Marquise Crosby, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a lab assistant at Wright-Patterson in the Soft Matter Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Continue reading

Axle ability

Wright State engineering student R.J. McCoy helps design new axle line at Navistar

Wright State mechanical engineering student R.J. McCoy plays a major role in producing trucks during an internship at Navistar in Springfield. Continue reading

Prizeworthy poster

Wright State biology student Johana Barrientos scores big in national Louis Stokes poster/presentation competition

Johana Barrientos was recognized for creating a poster that explains her research on a complicated heart disease it in a detailed, colorful and reader-friendly way. Continue reading

Painless solution

Wright State’s Yong Pei and his team named winner in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

Wright State researchers designed an augmented-reality system designed that puts a “doctor in the house” to help recovering surgery patients manage pain without painkillers. Continue reading

Grand fan

Wright State’s Kristie McKiernan a full-throated superfan of the women's basketball team

Kristie McKiernan, Wright State grad and senior English lecturer, is a superfan of the Raiders, missing only three home games and attending road contests as far away as Chicago over the past eight years. Continue reading

Perfect timing

Timely opportunity set the stage for Wright State alum Anil Gopinathan’s career success at Ingersoll Rand

Wright State grad Anil Gopinathan turned his passion for mathematics and the sciences into a successful engineering career. Continue reading