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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Milwaukee Road/Rail- taking research to performance creation

Milwaukee/Road and Rail will research and then create performances based on popular musics development. These performances are intended to preserve history. They may inspire public debate. What is...   Details

Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study

The Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study (MYPS) is seeking research assistants to work on a study of teen parenthood.   Details

Minority Perceptions of the Professional Writing Curriculum

My primary objective is to investigate how minority students perceive professional writing courses and the professional writing program at UWM. I am especially interested in whether they feel...   Details

Models of Open Access to Peer-Reviewed Research: Cross-Continental Comparison

Open access (OA) is a multifaceted concept that is broadly defined as "removing all access barriers to information". OA movement officially started in the U.S. during the first decade of the 21st...   Details

Moral Guardians and Mass Communication: The Pre-History of Media Rights and Responsibilities

The project is historical research for a book on how "Puritan," "Victorian," and "Progressive" standards for mass communication were proposed and opposed during the nineteenth and twentieth...   Details

Motion feedback technique in paraplegic and quadraplegic

Through a meeting between PSOA and Veterans' Affairs I was introduced to paraplegic athletes at the Veteran's Spinal Center. One major issue in disabled veterans is their head, neck and back...   Details

Multi-Scale Modeling Of The Pharmaco-Mechanical Behaviors Of Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) Medical Devices

The objective of the project is to study the mechanism of thrombosis/restenosis (i.e., narrowing of arterial wall) and to develop a robust model to predict coupled pharmaco-mechanical behaviors in...   Details

Multidimensional Cultural Identity: Southeast Asian Youth

We are all exposed to multiple ethnic cultures daily, whether they are associated with the ethnic group(s) we belong to or those of other groups. In the next part of this study, we will be examining...   Details

Muscle activity during free-living conditions in older adults

The first goal is to continue to validate a portable EMG unit (microEMG, OT Bioelectronica) as a useful research tool to quantify long term physical activity through muscle activation. Secondly, we...   Details

Nanotechnology

Research in our group centers on synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles for advanced technological device applications. Plasmas or partially ionized gases serve as tools for producing nanoparticles....   Details