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Scholarship gives electrical engineering Ph.D. student Thomas Beard research position at AFRL

Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Continue reading

13 Wright State faculty, staff and alumni named to Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 list

The honorees include Amir Zadeh, associate professor of management information systems, and Brooke Johnson Leppla, associate director of alumni and donor marketing and communication. Continue reading

Fourth time’s the charm

After years of hard work, Reginald Gibson finally marched in a graduation ceremony as a member of the class of 2022

Reginald Gibson endured a multitude of trials and tribulations on his way to earning a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Wright State. Continue reading

Raider spirit is brewing

Wright State grads bond over their love of beer and grow a hobby into a successful business

A passion for beer brought together alumni from different disciplines to craft the perfect brew. Continue reading

Spring 2022 class notes

Meet three outstanding alumni who are featured in the spring 2022 issue of the Wright State University Magazine. Continue reading

Prolific purveyor

The art of selling through storytelling

Wright State alumnus James Pearson is well known for helping emerging companies build successful global public relations plans. Continue reading

Welcome home to Wright State

A new year. A new class.

With a new academic year in August 2021 came a new wave of first-year students, who discuss why they enrolled at Wright State. Continue reading

Keeping family first

The two longest donors in Wright State’s history share stories of 45 years of giving back

Bill and Cynthia King, both faculty members in the Department of Classics, and John Fortman, in chemistry, made their first donations to the university in 1975 Continue reading

Civil conversations

Political science major Austin Leist wants to make a career out of having civil arguments as a lawyer and possibly a prosecuting attorney. Continue reading

The Wright brothers’ mechanician

Charles “Charlie” Taylor, the Wrights’ mechanician, designed and built the engine used during the first successful flight. Continue reading