Wright Brothers Day 2015

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Wright State University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) partnered with Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science to host the fifth annual Wright Brothers Day on Thursday.

The event celebrated the legacy of Wright State’s namesakes Orville and Wilbur Wright, who piloted the world’s first powered aircraft into the air in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. Wright Brothers Day marks the anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s world-record breaking 39 minute flight over Huffman Prairie near Fairborn in 1905.

The event sought to commemorate the Wright Brothers’ accomplishments, but it also acted as an engineering expo to highlight work and research from today’s innovators. Presenters spanned from local innovation groups like the Wright Brothers Research Institute, all the way up to NASA representatives.

Read the article in the Wright State Guardian.