Wright State in the News

Xenia Daily Gazette story: WSU researchers help develop semiconductor

Excerpt A scientific breakthrough that promises to make the LED lighting in everything from table lamps to streetlights more efficient and affordable is a step closer to reality thanks to help from Wright State University researchers. “It has been recognized … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald story: Student aspires to be top 10 professional eater

Excerpt For Wright State University student Ivan Mendoza, competitive eating is a passion. And while each eating challenge or competition is never really a slam dunk, Mendoza has succeeded in nearly all of more than 50 food challenges. But if … Continue reading

Xenia Daily Gazette story: Boonshoft researchers make discovery

Excerpt A group of researchers led by a Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine professor may have found the first-ever therapy for intensive care unit acquired weakness in patients. The research group headed by Mark M. Rich, M.D., Ph.D., … Continue reading

From WDTN 2 News: Wright State students receive with winter accessories

Three groups at a local university are helping students on campus stay warm this winter. Students picked up free scarves, hats and gloves provided by the Wright State University Service Knitting and Crocheting Circle, the Women’s Center and University Libraries. … Continue reading

Sidney Daily News story: WSU debuts Raider Maker Kits

Excerpt Wright State University students who want to learn how to play the ukulele or bake red velvet cupcakes or repair that wobbly doorknob in their apartment have a new resource on campus. Raider Maker Kits are available for checkout … Continue reading

Sidney Daily News story: Wright State chief of police to launch informal discussion series

Excerpt Wright State Chief of Police David Finnie will reach out to students, faculty and staff with a new event series called Coffee and Donuts with the Chief. Finnie hopes to encourage student interaction with the Wright State Police Department … Continue reading

WYSO talks to Wright State politcal scientist about how local medical marijuana bans may affect consumers

In 2016, Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then, the state has been trying to implement the program, but that process hasn’t been entirely smooth. Many local municipalities have been reluctant to get on board. WYSO’s … Continue reading

Sidney Daily News story: Dual-degree medical student studies addiction at famed clinic

Excerpt Thanks to a week-long stint shadowing a patient at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Megan Smith has a deeper appreciation for the struggles addicts face. The dual-degree student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine was so … Continue reading

Ohio Ag Connection story: Wright State Senior a Rising Star in Competitive Eating World

Excerpt Eat an 80-ounce steak in one sitting? No problem. An eight-pound plate of Cincinnati chili? Bring it on. A 30-inch pizza? Child’s play. A 21-scoop ice cream sundae? What’s next? For Wright State University student Ivan Mendoza, competitive eating … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald story: Record-number of grads complete WSU engineering

Excerpt Fall commencement at Wright State University capped a year that saw a record number of students graduate from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The 237 graduates, including 20 from … Continue reading