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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How Self-Selected Activities Affect Daily Blood Pressure and Moods

This project will assess 1) if engagement in self-selected activities improves ensuing daytime and nighttime cardiovascular and affective responses and 2) if low scores on psychological risk factors...   Details

How psychosocial stress affects sleep and the physical body

My project involves collecting and analyzing survey and physiological data related to stress physiology, health disparities, and potential solutions to those disparities. For instance, I am examining...   Details

Hybrid Nanomaterials for Gas Sensors

The objective of this project is to synthesize various (SnO2, Ag) nanoparticles using a mini-arc plasma reactor and to assemble the aerosol nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for sensor...   Details

Hydroturbine Research

Over 70% of the 84,000 dams in the U.S. will soon be older than 50 years and at or near the end of the their designated life cycle. This project contributes adding additional renewable energy sources...   Details

Identifying allostatic load in African American childbearing women in an electronic health system

Using the stepwise approach proposed for this study will result in an evidence-based construct for allostatic load. The results will inform the development of a method for determining a valid...   Details

Identifying the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory

The objectives of this study are to identify the neurobiological mechanisms in the brain through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory. The project will use female mice to examine which...   Details

Imaging of Protein Interactions Using Forster Resonance Energy Transfer and Laser Scanning Microscopy

1. Genetic methods are used to express proteins of interest in living cells with fluorescent tags attached to them 2. The cells are observed by using nonlinear optical (two-photon) microscopes 3....   Details

Impacts of nanoparticles on freshwater organisms

Investigation of the potential environmental impacts of this new emerging contaminant that is being used in everything from sunscreens to sporting equipment. Examine interaction of a variety of...   Details

Implicit and Explicit Personality and Their Relationship With Well-Being and Psychopathology

The Self-Esteem Implicit Association Test examines attributions about the self that are not conscious by examining how quickly we categorize self-positive word pairs (me-candy) compared to...   Details

Implicit learning in individuals with poor reading and /or poor attention & Student adjustment to college affected by mood disorder, and/or ADHD

The project is an analogue study that looks at high and low reading skills in college students to see if implicit learning performance varies between those groups. The design is a...   Details