People of Wright State

Kind mind

Nikki Puckett says her late mother was the driving force in her nursing career

Nikki Puckett is pursuing an online bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wright State after making a promise to her dying mother. Continue reading

Migration sensation

Wright State alumna and immigration politics expert Caress Schenk teaches at a university in Kazakhstan

A new book by Caress Schenk, who earned a master’s degree in international and comparative politics from Wright State, examines the strategic uses of migration management in Russia. Continue reading

Energy field

Graduate engineering student Mohammad Naser completes internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

An interest in engineering and renewable energy led Mohammad Naser to pursue a master’s degree at Wright State. Continue reading

All business

Wright State senior Jugad Mattu’s interest in international business takes her through some surprising turns

Jugad Mattu will work for AmeriCorps as she nears her bachelor’s degree in business at Wright State. Continue reading

Wright State actuarial science students and grads finding home at CANARY Consulting

CANARY Consulting has a thing for finance and statistics students from Wright State University. Continue reading

Politically precocious

Newman Fellow Whitney Tyler spearheads voter engagement on the Wright State campus

Whitney Tyler is an Honors student at Wright State, has a prestigious Newman Fellowship and is a student democracy fellow for the Campus Vote Project. Continue reading

Straight talk

Research by Wright State Ph.D. student Ashutosh Shivakumar on artificial intelligence getting attention

Ashutosh Shivakumar, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering at Wright State, researches how to make computers more human-like in initiating conversations. Continue reading

When in need

Wright State political science student Brianna Maschinot helps the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul

Brianna Maschinot works at St. Vincent de Paul and interned with two local governments. Continue reading

Big numbers

SMART scholarship and Air Force research pave the way for Wright State student Cameron Sterrett

Thanks to a scholarship, Cameron Sterrett, an applied mathematics major at Wright State, has an internship and full-time job lined up after he graduates. Continue reading

Home grown

Roots of pre-med student Yoon-Jae Yi run deep at Wright State

There’s no place like home. And for Yoon-Jae Yi, a psychology and French major, that place is Wright State University. Continue reading