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Wright Brothers Day - Oct. 5th (at Wright State)
Past Event - Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435 [map it]
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Wright State celebrates the innovative spirit of its namesakes with 10th annual Wright Brothers Day. See great innovations, history and fun! (masks required inside)

Wright Brothers Day - Oct. 5th (at Wright State)

Wright State University will celebrate the innovative spirit of its namesakes and researchers working on campus today with the 10th annual Wright Brothers Day.

Organized by the American Marketing Association Wright State University, Wright Brothers Day takes place Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Masks must be worn inside all buildings on Wright State's campus.

More details on the event are available at wright.edu/wrightbrothersday.

Wright Brothers Day celebrates the anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905. The flight demonstrated that the Wright brothers had advanced their design to the point of a practical airplane.

The event also connects Wilbur and Orville's innovative spirit with the same drive found at Wright State.

To highlight that spirit, Wright Brothers Day will include displays featuring innovative projects from Wright State researchers and local organizations. 

University Library's Special Collections and Archives, which houses one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world, will have an exhibit on "The Invention of Powered Flight."

Students can have fun trying out a parachute simulator provided by The GRILL (Gaming Research Integration and Learning Lab) from the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Mackensie Wittmer, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Area, will give a kickoff address shortly after the start of the event. 

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    Wright State University
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
    Dayton, OH 45435
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    Call: (937) 775-3333
    Wright State University, a public university located in Dayton, Ohio, provides outstanding educational opportunities for students from around the world.

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