People of Wright State

Thrill of the grill

Wright State psychology alumna Erica Blaire Roby rockets to national fame as a barbecue pitmaster

Erica Blaire Roby was named “Master of ‘Cue” in “BBQ Brawl,” a competition among barbecue greats hosted by the Food Network. Continue reading

Fishing expedition

Wright State Lake Campus graduate Ben Strang works on the high seas for NOAA

Integrated science studies graduate Ben Strang monitors fishing quotas on fishing vessels for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue reading

Physics fervor

Wright State physics student Neil Pohl is flourishing as an intern at the Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory recognized Neil Pohl, a physics major at Wright State, for his work by naming him Intern of the Week. Continue reading

Getting down to business

Alumna Andrea Kunk supports Wright State while steering a high-tech, 500-plus employee company

Wright State University has a friend in two-time graduate Andrea Kunk. Continue reading

Material witness

Wright State mechanical engineering major Alex Vehre helps the Air Force with materials testing as part of an internship

Alex Vehre applies knowledge learned in Wright State’s mechanical engineering program in his Air Force Research Laboratory internship. Continue reading

Fast acting

Biomedical engineering and electrical engineering student Yara Hakim discovers blueprint for career success

Wright State graduate student Yara Hakim has been persistent in her pursuit of college credits, jobs and internships, leading to a position at Kettering Health. Continue reading

Presidential protection

Wright State alumnus Michael Townsend thrives in his career with the U.S. Secret Service

Michael Townsend has been assigned to protect numerous heads of state, including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Continue reading

Stage direction

Wright State senior Grace Beckman combines mechanical engineering with stage management

Grace Beckman, a mechanical engineering and stage management major, is part of the team producing “Mamma Mia!” in the Festival Playhouse. Continue reading

Chemical energy

Wright State professor emeritus Rubin Battino honored by international chemistry journal

Rubin Battino, professor emeritus of chemistry, was recognized for his contributions to the advancement and understanding of the thermodynamics of chemical solutions. Continue reading

House call

Wright State alumnus Dale Henry spearheads the restoration and care of a historic Underground Railroad site

Overseeing the Gammon House is just one of many ways Dale Henry, a Wright State urban affairs graduate, gives back to the community. Continue reading