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 kylam@uwm.edu.



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An examination of the physiological, psychological, and behavioral correlates of body weight monitoring

Body weight monitoring, or the measurement of body weight by the self or others using a scale, is a technique used in numerous popular weight management programs. However, weight monitoring behavior...   Details

An integrated approach to identifying sports-injury risk factors

The overall objective of this project is to determine if psychosocial, physical and nutritional sport injury risk factors together creates a more predictive model of sport injury risk.   Details

Application of GIS technology to extrapolate structures in rocks from Wisconsin's ancient mountains

The goal of this project is to integrate geographical information system (GIS) into contemporary structural geology research. GIS is commonly used in earth science applications including geologic...   Details

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

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