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Student Success Stories

Feb 5, 2018
Logan Blazier, a mechanical engineering student at Wright State, works part-time at a local defense contractor learning to build high-level engineering systems.
Nov 6, 2017

Venkata Dheeraj Majeti is working toward his Master’s in Cyber Security. Dheeraj’s interest in Cyber Security began during his freshman year after attending a few workshops on the subject. Soon he found himself conducting research outside of school particularly on security blogs. Eventually, Dheeraj started his own Facebook page about cyber security providing tips and advice to other Internet users. (The page has almost 36K likes!) Dheeraj began looking for Master’s programs for Cyber...

Nov 6, 2017

Mechanical Engineering major Logan Blazier is currently interning with Leidos. Logan decided to major in Mechanical Engineering due to his proficiency and skills in advanced mathematics, Computer-aided drafting, woodworking, as well as a general desire he’s had since Middle School. Logan chose Wright State because of its proximity to WPAFB and Government Defense Contractors who create many opportunities in his desired field.

After connecting with a...

Jul 7, 2017

National Military Intelligence Association scholarship recipient David Sutherin has big ideas about the impact of rapidly developing technology on US National Security and hopes his contributions can assist in the preparation, detection, and reaction to cyber security threats against the US. A senior at Wright State University, Sutherin is majoring in the Bachelor of Science Computer Science program and has taken several cyber security courses. Sutherin is currently employed as an Associate...

Jul 7, 2017

Student-athlete and recent graduate Sean Saffle is a stellar example of a student who learned how to do it all: a competitive runner in Division I Athletics, full-time student, and engineering intern.  A Biomedical Engineering major, Saffle was drawn to the biomedical field due to a desire to help people with technological advancements and breakthroughs in the medical industry. Seeking an internship opportunity, Saffle attended a Wright State University career fair and soon after landed an...

Jul 7, 2017

Originally from the African nation of Nigeria, Ademola Ikusan decided to make the journey to the United States for graduate school specifically to study cyber security. Ikusan chose Wright State University due to the low cost of living, research opportunities, and the Cyber Security master’s degree program. Ikusan became interested in cyber security due to his background in computer and network security and strong belief that cyber security is an area of study essential to today’s world....

Apr 21, 2017

Wright State sophomore Derek Desentz is not only a double major in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, he is also a “double intern” as well, doing internships for both AFIT and NextGen Federal. Desentz reports that he learned of both internships through the assistance of the Brandeberry Career Development Center and the EGR 1900 Exploring Engineering Internships course. 

Apr 21, 2017

This article explores the internship experience of Anoop Chunchu, current graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, and provides some insight into the importance of internships. 

Originally from India, Anoop Chunchu joined Wright State University as a graduate student in 2013 where he is currently pursuing double master’s degrees in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering with a concentration in Supply Chain Logistics, and an MBA...

Apr 21, 2017

Computer Science major Leah Blake is a senior undergraduate student at Wright State University studying in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She chose to major in Computer Science due to her avid interest in computers and web design since grade school and believes the computer science field is a good choice due to its promise of constant change and innovation.  Blake decided to attend Wright State due to its location, scholarship offers, and close proximity to the Wright Patt...

Sep 12, 2016

Computer Science major Caleb Smith had many reasons for deciding to attend Wright State, such as proximity to family, affordable tuition, scholarships, and the Computer Science program. He chose to major in Computer Science due to his interest in software development and the bright job outlook for the Computer Science field.

Recently Smith had the opportunity to intern with Redwall Technologies, where he was able to gain more hands-on experience outside of the classroom as well as...

Sep 12, 2016

International student Shehap Saleh is a junior in the Electrical Engineering program and is currently participating in an internship with Materials Resources, LLC.

Originally from Egypt, Saleh came to Wright State based on the positive feedback from relatives who attended Wright State. Saleh believes that his internship has helped him to learn more about engineering and how to apply engineering concepts to real life.

Remarking that he could not find any negatives about his...

Sep 12, 2016

Fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student Renyssa Davis has greatly enjoyed her internship experience with BWI Group, stating that it has given her more confidence in her field. She appreciates the fact that everyone there is always willing to help, and explains that BWI has taught her how to be a better engineer.

Davis chose mechanical engineering due to her strong interests in math and science and believes that Wright State’s excellent engineering program can help her achieve her...

Sep 12, 2016

Senior Biomedical Engineering major Zach Brooks has greatly enjoyed his recent internship with Mane, Inc. where he had the opportunity to put his biomedical engineering skills to good use.  Brooks chose biomedical engineering due to his desire to work in medicine and a strong interest in engineering and neuroscience. Wright State was a perfect fit for him as it was both close to home and offered an excellent biomedical engineering program. After applying for the internship opportunity...


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