People of Wright State

Physics phenom

2019 Wright State grad Carissa Myers is off to earn her Ph.D. in physics with prestigious National Science Foundation award

Carissa Myers, who graduated in May, discovered her passion for physics as a student at Wright State. Continue reading

Light touch

Wright State senior Joseph Carroll named Intern of the Year by College of Engineering and Computer Science

As part of his internship, Joseph Carroll, a mechanical engineering major at Wright State, experimented with high-intensity light to kill weeds. Continue reading

Sweet spot

Wright State accounting student James Curlis dips into the ice cream business

James Curlis, a junior majoring in accountancy at Wright State, and his mother, Kim, opened K&J’s Ice Cream in Sidney. Continue reading

Base bandit

Wright State outfielder J.D. Orr breaks Raiders’ season and career records for stolen bases

Senior J.D. Orr has stolen 57 bases this year and 115 steals during his NCAA career, both Wright State records. Continue reading

Tour of duty

Wright State alumna Karen Seiger combines publishing career with volunteering at 9/11 Tribute Museum

Political science grad Karen Seiger volunteers as a tour guide at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, edits a travel guidebook series and works in marketing and business development. Continue reading

New kid on the block

Wright State computer science grad student Aman Ali Pogaku was a featured speaker at national blockchain conference

Aman Ali Pogaku, a computer science graduate student at Wright State, is working on using blockchain to develop artificial intelligence and virtual reality assets management solutions. Continue reading

Overcoming the impossible

At Wright State, Olivia Kilby, a senior political science and liberal studies major, discovered she can accomplish great things in her life. Continue reading

‘I am a warrior’

Theatre studies major Nerissa Jheanelle finds her voice with impressive display of theatre and performing arts

Nerissa Jheanelle, a theatre studies major, has been prolific at Wright State, producing a play, a dance, a movie and a musical. Continue reading

Deere to her heart

Wright State alumna Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner ’00 flourishes as a leader in precision agriculture at John Deere

Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner helped establish a Student Government scholarship when she was a student and to get it endowed in 2018. Continue reading