Wright State celebrates campus innovators and Wright brothers’ legacy

Wright State University recognized the innovative spirit of its namesakes and university researchers with the fifth annual Wright Brothers Day Oct. 8.

Organized by the American Marketing Association Wright State University, Wright Brothers Day celebrated the anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905. The flight demonstrated that the Wrights had advanced their design to the point of a practical airplane.

The event included a keynote address by Stephen Wright, great grandnephew of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and displays featuring innovative projects from Wright State researchers and local organizations.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared Oct. 5 Wright Brothers Day in the state and welcomed visitors in an introductory video.

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