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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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

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

Neurological Sequelae and Effective Prevention of the choking Game

The Choking Game is the commonly used term for asphyxial activities frequently engaged in by young adolescents in the US and other western countries. There are various techniques used to cause the...   Details

Oneota Indian Lifeways in Southern Wisconsin

The objective of the study is to understand the subsistence and technology of Oneota people, who live in Wisconsin circa AD 1200-1400. The methodology is the analysis of flotation recovered material...   Details

Online Foreign Language Learning

WWW.AFRIKAANS.US is now in the second year of research with 5,500 visitors per month. I am doing cutting edge research in asynchronous language acquisition. Objectives: The current focus is on...   Details

Optical Imaging And Spectroscopy Of Biological Tissue

Projects in Biophotonics lab is a combination of different sets of disciplines from electronics to optics and applications in biology. The lab is dedicated to conduct research in three areas: 1)...   Details