Earth & Environmental Sciences

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition

Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain. Continue reading

Prairie premiere

Restored prairie at Wright State serves as wildlife magnet, research lab and scenic wonder

Students and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences turned land off University Drive between the Nutter Center parking and Mini University into a prairie. Continue reading

Gold standard

Elizabeth Freeman, who uses her degree to mine for gold in Alaska, had her college career interrupted for three years before returning. "I feel like I am finally achieving the goals I set out for myself all those years ago."

2015 Wright State graduate Elizabeth Freeman works as a geologist at a gold mine near Juneau, Alaska. Continue reading

Wright State wins $1 million grant to expand undergraduate research in College of Science and Mathematics

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant that promises to expand and further diversify undergraduate research in Wright State University’s College of Science and Mathematics. Continue reading

Wright State biology student dives deep into campus opportunities

Megan Reed stays active through the university scuba program, conducting research in an earth and environmental sciences lab and serving in the Ohio Air National Guard. Continue reading

Fossil force

Smithsonian is latest TV channel to turn to Wright State professor Chuck Ciampaglio for expertise on prehistoric sharks

Chuck Ciampaglio is among only a handful of scientists worldwide who has studied the megalodon, a prehistoric shark. Continue reading

Geologist gem

Rita Ghose, who graduated with a master’s in earth and environmental sciences, studies geology to help boost the economy of Bangladesh. Continue reading

Wright State University research on olive trees and emerald ash borer featured on Entomology Today

Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees. Continue reading

Natural cause

The woods of Wright State, hub of research projects, granted partial conservation easement

Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development. Continue reading