Office of Undergraduate Research

Find a Research Project

There are approximately 200 research projects posted by UWM faculty members on this site. Use the links on this page to find projects that interest you. Think expansively. Look beyond your school or college, and think about your passions as well as your major. If you do not find something that interests you, do not despair! If you come to us with specific areas of interest, we can probably find a match for you beyond the projects listed here. If you have questions, just send a quick email to Kyla Esguerra, Associate Director, at

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"Loyalty and the Making of the Modern:" British Victorian Cultural Research Project

The project examines three overlapping areas upon which notions of loyalty were articulated: that of the state (patriotism), the family (conjugal loyalty), and the economy (consumer loyalty). In...   Details

"Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There"

Ni de Aqui ni de Alla/ from neither Here nor There, is an ongoing art exhibit and research project that consists of interviewing Latino immigrants on Milwaukee's south side, transcribing and...   Details

A Quantitative History of Chile:1800-2009

I am in the advanced stages of this Internet article for an Internet Encyclopedia of quantitative economic histories of most countries of the world.Even though the article can not exist without a...   Details

Adaptation to Novel Sensory-Motor Environment during Visually-Guided Reaching

The overall purpose of this project is to understand how the brain controls reaching movement under various sensorimotor environments. The specific objectives are: 1. To investigate how...   Details

Advancing Reading and Math through Art

This is a federally granted project pertaining to the program ARTS IN EDUCATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION GRANT. Its goal is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math through a...   Details

African American Teenagers in Milwaukee, 1890-1970

Locate relevant historical-archival materials in local institutions and collections for documentary analysis.   Details

After Picturing Milwaukee: Digital Humanities Storage, Indexing, and Analysis

Since 2012, the Picturing Milwaukee project has collected over 80 oral histories of residents of multiple Milwaukee neighborhoods. Each of these interviews has asked diverse residents about local...   Details

Amu Darya Borderlands

The Amu Darya Borderlands Project has been a unique, multi-year project central to my ongoing research focus at SARUP. It has emerged from my examinations of the Central Asian region. Recognized...   Details

An Analysis of Research with Racial/Ethnic Minorities in School Psychology from Past to Present

The purpose of this study is to further the current understanding of the state of research regarding racial/ethnic minorities within school psychology. Specifically, this study will provide a review...   Details

An Approach to Next-Generation Lithium-Based Batteries

The objectives of this project are to develop a new approach to scalable synthesis of Li-S battery with high cyclability and high capacity using a low-cost, industrially available carbon matrix as...   Details