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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Influences of Recognition on Direct and Indirect Measures of Memory

Malingering, the exaggeration of symptoms for secondary gain, is a serious threat to neuropsychological practice and diagnosis validity, as well as a drain on mental health funding. Performance...   Details

Insights into the localization and activation of transcription factor HAC1

The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular stress response. The UPR is induced in response to an accumulation of unfolded proteins in the lumen of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the induction...   Details

Integration of hearing aids and cochlear implants with an Internet-based computing platform.

Our long-term goal is to develop an Internet-based computing platform to improve speech perception in noise by hearing aids users and cochlear implants listeners. Toward this end, the objective of...   Details

Interactive Multimedia Spanish Exercise Bank

The Online Spanish Activity Bank Project aims to create a comprehensive activity bank consisting of two parts: 1) grammar activity bank and 2) culture activity bank. The grammar activity bank will...   Details

Interpreting Immigrant Cultural Landscapes

This project examines the physical and social worlds of South Asian immigrants in Chicago. In order to understand these worlds, we are conducting interviews with immigrants and their first generation...   Details

Intrauterine and perinatal Bisphenol A exposure and neonatal body composition

Our overall hypothesis is that early life human exposure to a specific environmental obesogen bisphenol A (BPA), increases body fat and the risk of obesity. Funding success will necessitate...   Details

Introduction to the Sympton Experience of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

My area of research addresses the symptom experiences of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, with a focus on developing interventions related to physical activity promotion for this...   Details

Investigation of Altered Pinch Grip Following Stroke

The objective of this research is to have an understanding of how stroke survivors are effected by their ability to pinch objects. The methodology will include investigating the pinch strengths...   Details

Investigation of Apparent Elimination of Geochemical Whiting

Lake Michigan is experiencing ecosystem-level alterations through invasive species establishment and regional climate change effects. Time-series studies have revealed disturbance of geochemical...   Details

Isolation and Growth of Lake Michigan Diatom Phytoplankton: Ammonium vs Nitrate

Lake Michigan food webs depend upon the sunlight-driven growth or primarily unicellular phytoplankton suspended in the water. In recent years the water column has changed dramatically, with light...   Details