"I got a crash course in reading scholarly research papers, which is already giving me a leg up in my research projects."

-- George, Junior, Psychology Major

"I have truly gained great experience by doing research for a non-profit agency. I also received work following my graduation from UWM. I am very grateful for the chance to have been able to participate in this program."

-- Angelina, Senior, Environmental Geography Major

"I am taking a class on research methods in sociology this semester, and the work I have done has really helped me understand the course content better."

-- Caitlin, Junior, Sociology Major

For more information about CUIR's undergraduate research program, contact Sarah Aragon. CUIR's undergraduate research program is funded by the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research.

Undergraduate Research

With funding from UWM's Office of Undergraduate Research, CUIR is sponsoring 11 undergraduate students to conduct applied urban research projects for the Fall 2012 through Spring 2013 academic year. Student assignments, majors, mentors, and projects are listed below:

Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.)
Chad Laudonio, Nursing
Mentor: Reanna Ottoson

Zoey Schmidt, Psychology
Mentor: Reanna Ottoson

Zilber School of Public Health
Joseph Murphy, Psychology
Milwaukee Young Parenting Study and School Community Partnership for Mental Health
Mentor: Dr. Paul Florsheim

Moua Vang, Nursing
Improving Water Quality Modeling and Monitoring
Mentor: Dr. Todd Miller

Wa Vang, Nursing
Improving Water Quality Modeling and Monitoring
Mentor: Dr. Todd Miller

Kaoutar Maghfour, Computer Science
Improving Strategies for Early Bladder Cancer Detection
Mentor: Dr. Peter Tonellato

Kimberly Siegler, Mathematics
Improving Strategies for Early Bladder Cancer Detection
Mentor: Dr. Peter Tonellato

Talent Dividend
Benjamin Schroeder, Urban Studies
Mentor: Vicki Turner

Shue Long Xiong, Nursing
Mentor: Vicki Turner

United Community Center (UCC) and Peck School of the Arts (PSOA)
Cindy Friese, Art Education
Pathways to Engagement of Memory through Culturally Responsive Art Programming in a Latino Adult Day Center
Mentors: Dr. Christine Woywood and Patricia Najera

Kym Richardson, Art Education
Pathways to Engagement of Memory through Culturally Responsive Art Programming in a Latino Adult Day Center
Mentors: Dr. Christine Woywood and Patricia Najera