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

Association Between Ecstasy (MDMA) Use and Mood Symptoms In Young Adults

Alcohol and marijuana are the most commonly used drugs in adolescents and young adults. It is relatively unknown how adolescent drug use affects affective processing or frontolimbic connectivity....   Details

Association Between Ecstasy (MDMA) Use and White Matter Density in Adolescents Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Ecstasy use has been associated with reduced verbal memory, executive function and abnormal brain structure. However, there are few studies that have investigated whether ecstasy impacts white matter...   Details

Astronomy and Astrophysics Undergraduate Research Program

The Arecibo Remote Command Center at UWM (ARCC@UWM) program is specifically designed to allow students to significantly contribute to cutting-edge research, namely the discovery of pulsars. The...   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

Bacteria and Fungi in Carnivorous Pitcher Plants Help Break Down Chitin from Insect Prey

Carnivorous pitcher plants capture insect prey which is broken down and the nutrients released are taken up by the plant to overcome inadequate soil nutrients. This project is part of a larger...   Details