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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Fiber Testing for Printmaking Project

This project will test local plant and tree fibers such as pine, dogwood, cattail, day lily, field thistle, and milkweed to discover a fiber that creates a smooth and durable surface. This paper will...   Details

Final Registration of Histology to Thermoacoustic Images

We are in the process of correlating approximately 1000 histology slides from 20 prostates that were imaged in my thermoacoustics lab immediately after surgical resection. All prostates have...   Details

Firefighter Health, Injury, and Performance - The Occupational Athlete

Firefighters are a unique occupational group due to the high physical and mental demands to successfully fulfill job performance responsibilities. The Fire Service Joint Labor Management...   Details

Flexible Films for Sensing and Actuation Applications

The objective of this study is to develop new material films made of natural materials with magnetic properties. The objective is to develop films that can be used in actuation and sensing...   Details

Fluid Dynamics & Biomechanics: Observing Zooplankton Behavior in the Presence of Micro Oil Droplets

Aquatic Food Web - fresh and marine water are the biota of micro-zooplankton feeding on algae and other suspended particles. Zooplankton, such as copepods and daphnia, act in turn as food sources...   Details

Fluidic Dynamics and Biomechanics: Observing Zooplankton Behavior in the Presence of Micro-bubbles

Micro-bubbles are known to be generated in aquatic environments by a variety of processes including: water turbulence, temperature and pressure changes, and chemical dispersion. Their presence has...   Details

Fluorometry/Time-Lapse Deconvolution

The student will be using the fluorometer to analyze concentrations of fluorescent compounds in tissue. These compounds are used as indicators of metabolic activity, which fits in with our lab's...   Details

Foreign direct investment and publicly available information: calculating a country information index

To develop an information index for a specific set of countries using publicly available information in news reports. This index will then be used to empirically assess the role of public...   Details

Functional range of motion of the wrist joint

The project will provide population norms for functional range of motion of the wrist under varied grasping and pinching tasks common in daily living activities as well as in workplaces.The objective...   Details

GABA(A) Receptor Research

The objective of this research is to determine the expression of different GABA(A) receptor subunits in the mouse lung. This in turn will enable the use of subtype-selective modulators of the GABA(A)...   Details