Riverside Research Presents STEM Scholarship to Wright State University

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company with facilities in Beavercreek, Ohio, awarded a scholarship to Wright State University for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

“Our academic heritage and 47-year commitment to STEM education aligns perfectly with the mission and tradition of Wright State University,” said Richard Annas, Riverside Research President. “All of our university partnerships and community outreach efforts are founded on a shared vision to develop a strong, sustainable, and innovative technical workforce. We are honored to build on our existing partnership with Wright State.”

Both Riverside Research and Wright State University were established in 1967. The two organizations began collaborating in 2007, resulting in a six-course certificate program in Advanced Technical Intelligence. Designed specifically for working professionals, the program was developed and instructed by Riverside Research adjunct professors through Wright State Research Institute and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development. More recent collaborations include mentor-guided internships in STEM-related fields, such as cyber analysis and engineering. Wright State students Michael Fox and Malcolm Richmond, both graduating seniors from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, recently worked as interns in the company’s Cyber Research Lab. [Watch their video.]

“This STEM scholarship is the most recent facet of our growing partnership with Wright State University,” said Ernest Pennington, Vice President of Community Outreach and Special Projects at Riverside Research. 

Ms. Rebecca Cole, Wright State’s Vice President of Advancement and President of the Wright State University Foundation, accepted the check alongside Mr. Mitch Heaton, Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science.

“We are tremendously grateful to Riverside Research for their support of scholarships for Wright State University students,” said Ms. Cole. “Their generosity will help us educate the STEM workforce of tomorrow.”

 Candidate Wright State STEM scholars must be US citizens at their junior level with a history of community involvement and a minimum 3.0 GPA maintained throughout the scholarship.   

Photo (L to R): Mr. Mitch Heaton, Mr. Richard Annas, and Ms. Rebecca Cole

About Wright State University
A Carnegie-classified research university, Wright State University’s main campus is 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, near the historic landmarks where the Wright brothers taught the world to fly. The university operates a branch campus, Wright State University–Lake Campus, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. Wright State serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 190 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools, including Professional Psychology and the Boonshoft School of Medicine. For more information, please visit: www.wright.edu.