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Wright Brothers Day - Oct. 5th (at Wright State)
Past Event - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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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 11th annual Wright Brothers Day. See great innovations, history and fun!

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 11th 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. 

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. 

Participating researchers and innovators include:

  • WrinkleFrinkle, founded by 2022 Wright State entrepreneurship graduate Christine Moser, who creates handmade items and won the 2022 Wright Venture competition
  • Patient simulator, by the Nursing Learning Resource Center
  • Direct, real-time sequencing of mRNA by the Center for Genomics Research
  • Wright LIFE (Lifelike Immersion for Equity), by Thomas Wischgoll, Ph.D., professor of computer science
  • Solar-powered boat, designed and constructed by mechanical and materials engineering students
  • Transonic dual-plane wing automation, by Zifeng Yang, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering
  • Calamityville, a training, testing and research venue for military and civilian emergency first-responders
  • Semiconductor training capabilities such as the cleanroom training experience and microfabrication lab, by Wright State’s Intel Initiative

The University Library’s Special Collections and Archives, which houses one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world, will test participants’ knowledge of the Wright brothers with trivia questions for attendees.

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

Kendell Thompson, the superintendent of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, will deliver an opening address. The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park comprises six sites celebrating the legacies of the Wright brothers and writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.

 

 

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    Wright State University
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
    Dayton, OH 45435
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    Call: (937) 775-3333
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