The College of Engineering and Computer Science is where education meets innovation, offering dozens of academic programs to more than 3,000 students in the university’s fastest-growing college. We prepare our students to improve the human condition by bringing discovery and innovation to the world. We seek to strengthen our research and entrepreneurship by increasing accessibility and affordability while crafting pre-eminent programs that enhance our reputation as a regional leader.

Your gift to one of the scholarship or program funds listed below helps the College of Engineering and Computer Science continue to meet the needs of the community and our students. When you choose a fund, you will be directed to the online giving page to make your secure gift to Wright State University.

Thank you for your gift and for supporting the mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Anthony J. Cacioppo PhD Memorial Scholarship

The Cacioppo Endowed Scholarship was established in 1996 in honor and memory of Anthony J. Cacioppo, Ph.D., former chair of the Wright State Department of Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering, who passed away in 1996. Dr. Cacioppo came to Wright State with an impressive record of accomplishment including being chief scientist of Foreign Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. As a visiting professor in 1986, Dr. Cacioppo developed the Human Factors Engineering Program. His efforts in the program resulted in obtaining ABET accreditation in 1994. He received the ‘87-‘88 Teaching Excellence Award from the CECS, and became Department Chair in 1991, continuing to teach seven courses each year. The purpose is to provide scholarships for students majoring in Human Factors Engineering.

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Biomedical Engineering Scholarship

The Biomedical Engineering Scholarship was started in 1985 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by the Biomedical Engineering Program and given annually to students majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

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Cary Michael Jokela Memorial Scholarship

Cary Michael Jokela grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio, where he graduated from Chamberlin High School. Cary entered Wright State in the fall of 1995 with a dream of becoming a biomedical engineer. He was active in Wright Engineering Council and intramural soccer. His too-short life is remembered but his friends for its vitality; he was always in search of fun and excitement. He was never known to be in a bad mood. The establishment of this scholarship in his honor and memory was made by Gregory Bartell, a close friend and Wright State student himself. It is a tribute and living memorial to Cary. Its purpose is to encourage promising young people to pursue an education within CECS and provide financial aid to make that possible.

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Chingfa Jang Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is in memory of Chingfa Jang. Mr. Jang inspired and supported his six children to pursue higher education. All six of his children are first generation college graduates, and three have advanced degrees. The scholarship provides financial support for academically qualified students who exhibit financial need in CECS. Preference is given to first generation students.

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Clark E. Beck-Wright STEPP Scholarship

Dr. Beck established this scholarship to enable academically gifted Wright STEPP scholarship students to complete their baccalaureate engineering program when, and if, their Wright STEPP scholarship ends prior to their graduation.

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Computer Engineering Scholarship

The Computer Engineering Scholarship was started in 1986 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by Computer Engineering faculty and given annually to students majoring in Computer Engineering.

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Computer Science Scholarship

The Computer Science Scholarship was started in 1984 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by Computer Engineering faculty and given annually to students majoring in Computer Engineering.

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Dr. Ben S Graham Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support annually for academically qualified students in CECS. First preference is given to an Industrial and Systems Engineering Major with a focus in Human Integrated Systems.

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Electrical Engineering Scholarship

The Electrical Engineering Scholarship was started in 1985 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by Electrical Engineering faculty and given annually to students majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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Engineering & Computer Science Scholarship

The College of Engineering & Computer Science Scholarship was started in 1987 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The scholarship is awarded by the CECS scholarship committee and given annually.

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Heinz P. Murka Scholarship

The Heinz P. Murka Scholarship was established in 1990 by Fidelity Orthopedic in honor of its founder, Heinz P. Murka. The purpose of the scholarship is to award full-time students pursuing a major in Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering with first preference going toward students with physical disabilities.

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Human Factors Scholarship

The Human Factors Scholarship was started in 1985 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions and was agreed upon by the Human Factors Society in Spring Quarter of 1993. The scholarship is awarded to those who are active members of the Human Factors Society.

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IEEE Dayton Scholarship

The IEEE Dayton Scholarship was created in 2006 and is awarded as funds allow to those majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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Indus Valley Scholarship Fund

The Indus Valley Scholarship Fund was established in late 2011 by Indus Valley Consultants as a means of encouraging students to pursue graduate studies in engineering and computer science fields at Wright State. Preference is given to students from India in a graduate program. This is typically a one semester award and is generally not renewable.

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Isaac Weiss Memorial Scholarship

The Isaac Weiss Memorial Scholarship was established to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Isaac Weiss. His dedication to the engineering profession was surpassed only by his love of teaching. As a professor, he was able to join his greatest talents which made him a unique educator, researcher and innovator. Isaac’s loving brother, Jonathan, ultimately endowed the scholarship so that Isaac’s vision for each student to reach their potential would endure in perpetuity. The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman studying engineering with an option to renew for up to four years.

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James & Sharon Brandeberry Scholarship

Dean Emeritus James Brandeberry joined Wright State in 1969, two years after it became an independent state university. Before he retired in 2005, Dr. Brandeberry directed his efforts toward building outstanding programs in engineering and computer science for the Dayton metropolitan area, making education his top priority. Considered by many as the Godfather of CECS, the vision of excellence that Dr. Brandeberry promoted throughout his career will continue to grow and influence engineering and computer science education, not only in the Miami Valley, but the state of Ohio.

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Lester & Delilah Buechler Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 1996. Lester Buechler designed the Ohio electromechanical engraver. In 1978, Mr. Buechler and his wife Delilah founded the Ohio Electronic Engravers Company. They remained active members of their board for many years after selling the company. The scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years.

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Material Science & Engineering Scholarship

The Materials Science and Engineering Scholarship was started in 1978 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty and given annually to students majoring in Material Engineering. The scholarship was also born out of an agreement with GE Aviation and Braun Engineering Co.

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Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

The Mechanical Engineering Scholarship was started in 1985 out of Campus Scholarship Campaign payroll deductions. The Scholarship is awarded by Mechanical Engineering faculty and given annually to students majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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Metallurgical Solutions Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 2008 by Brian Joyce, a graduate degree holder from Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Brian strongly benefitted from the DAGSI scholarship and, because of this positive influence, felt he should give to future students as well. Brian and Gail actively attend Wright State events and enjoy meeting their recipients annually. First preference is given to a student majoring in materials science and engineering.

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Robert Dixon Scholarship Fund

John and Kathleen Sloan established this endowed scholarship in 2011 to honor and recognize Dr. Robert Dixon’s influence on their personal and professional lives. John credits much of his accomplishments over the last few decades based on the guidance provided by his former professor. This scholarship will start being awarded in 2014 to an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering.

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Springfield Wright STEPP Endowment

This scholarship was created from funds awarded as a result of a grant proposal stating that the funds would be used to establish an endowed scholarship account for Springfield graduates of the Wright STEPP program.

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William F. Wahlert Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 by Marian Wahlert and Douglas Pelking as a memorial to the late William F. Wahlert. Awards are made to students who are motivated to actively pursue studies in Human Factors and/or Mechanical Systems Engineering.

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Wright STEPP Alumni Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides funds for Wright STEPP program graduates who attend Wright State after their agreement money has been completed or if they attend graduate school.

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Bio-Engineering Research Fund

Fund money goes toward allowable research-related activities, lab equipment and supplies, conference fees and travel, pre-proposal activities, books and texts, student stipends, etc.

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Biomedical & Human Factors Engineering Program Fund

Fund money goes toward the Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering Program in general.

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Boffin Factory Fund

Fund money goes toward support for Boffin Factory, which is an extracurricular learning outlet to develop self-directed life-long learning among CECS students.

Brandeberry Career Development Center

This fund money goes toward the advancement of the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

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CECS Distinguished Speaker Series

Fund money was donated by the Van Tasssel family to support a speaker series open to campus and off-campus personnel. The series is to promote scholarly activity and increase awareness of CECS in the region.

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Computer Science Program Fund

This fund was established in 1982 to support the Computer Science Program.

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Electrical Engineering Program Fund

This fund was established to advance educational initiatives within Electrical Engineering at Wright State.

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Engineering & Computer Science Program Fund

This fund was established in 1987 to support the College of Engineering and Computer Science as a whole.

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Engineering Entrepreneurship (MEIE)

Fund money goes to support the current Masters in Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program, and other CECS activities related to entrepreneurship. This includes program support, support for internships, recruitment, attendance at conferences for students and/or faculty (including fees and travel), and other related activities.

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Engineering Equipment Fund

Fund money goes toward the purchasing of equipment for the Russ and Joshi buildings.

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Engineering Student Success Initiatives Fund

The ESSI Fund money is directed to operating activities (including equipment and supplies), scholarship, promote recruiting, and retention of CECS students.

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Industrial Engineering Senior Design Clinic

This fund money is directed to senior student research support in biomedical, industrial & human factors engineering.

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Kno.e.sis Center Fund

This fund supports promotion of the activities in the Kno.e.sis Center.

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Mechanical and Materials Engineering Program Fund

Fund money supports and promotes activities of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department.

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Renewable and Clean Energy Fund

Fund money is for program, operational, and possible future scholarship support for CECS activities in Clean and Renewable Energy.

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Russ Engineering Excellence Fund

Earnings from this fund provide unrestricted support for the College of Engineering and Computer Science as determined by the Dean of the College.

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Student Competition Fund

This fund is for special competitions projects being participated in by CECS students.

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Trebuchet Project Fund

Fund money supports the Trebuchet Project and Competition.

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Women in Computing Program Fund

Fund money is directed to promote women in computer science.

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Women in Engineering Program Fund

Fund money is support to promote the women in engineering program.

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Wright Engineering Council Fund

This fund will support all College of Engineering and Computer Science student clubs and organizations. If you are interested in giving to student clubs, this is your fund.

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Wright State Research Institute Program Fund

Fund money goes toward the general support for WSRI Operations.

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Wright STEPP Program

Wright STEPP is Wright State University's Science, Technology, and Engineering Preparatory Program (STEPP). Its mission is to enhance the development and education of youth underrepresented in the fields of engineering, math, and science. The program targets Dayton Public School and Springfield City School students. The program's goal is to increase the number of students from the Dayton Public Schools and the Springfield City schools who graduate from high school with adequate academic preparation to earn their bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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WRIGHT STATE Entrepreneur Award Fund

Fund money is controlled by the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and goes toward funding cash prizes to the winners of the annual competition.