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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Art & Ecology

This project will explore designing, testing, making and using ceramic vessels as underground and above-ground water retention and dispersal devices. To be applied for use in urban gardens where...   Details

Art Cycle Milwaukee

The 2 main objectives of the Art Cycle Milwaukee project are to: 1. Design and build a mobile art making platform that is bicycle-based. 2. Develop appropriate performance programming to take this...   Details

Assembly Force Requirements and Human Capabilities in Upstream Design Planning

The objective of this study is to quantify the effects of design parameters of common assembly parts on force/torque required during assembly processes. The results of this study will be tabulated...   Details

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System

Use an atmospheric dispersion modeling system to predict the movement of atmospheric contaminants from many locations around the world. The system currently makes predictions for atmospheric...   Details

Attention and Executive Function structure of six Elementary Cognitive Tasks and the Conners CPT-II

This project aims to provide normative data for some experimental tasks that we currently use in the Learning Disability Clinic. We administer computerized tasks that measure elemental aspects of...   Details

Auditory Transitive Inference

Until now, tasks exploring the inherent inferential capacities of human memory have been limited to visual stimuli,and of those, the tasks can be construed as largely spatial. The rapidly expanding...   Details

Autonomous Craft Project

We are developing an autonomous pontoon boat to permit our scientists more frequent access to Lake Michigan than can be had with our piloted vessels (which are always overbooked). The first definite...   Details

Balance Testing for Normally Aging Adults and People with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy who use Multifocal Eyeglasses

This project will continue the work of the R2D2 Center on measuring the effects of multifocals lens glasses (MfLs) on gait and stair performance. Past research has found effects of MfLs on novice and...   Details

Barriers to Success in Higher Education and Successful Coping Mechanisms for Students

The goal of this study is to examine barriers to success as well as factors that ensure success in college students, and specifically students of color. The study will examine personal experiences...   Details

Beach Monitoring Project

The student will be working to build and validate a water quality buoy for real- time monitoring and modeling of Escherichia coli at Bradford Beach. The objectives are: 1. Build and test three novel...   Details