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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Gas turbine engine study

It is well-known that gas turbines are quite effective in topics such as power generation in industrial power plants, as well as in aerospace technologies, such as rocket and jet propulsion. Though...   Details

Genetic Studies to Understand How Bacteria Move over Surfaces

Bacterial mutants with defects in ability to crawl over surfaces will be analyzed using genetic, molecular biological, and microscopic techniques in order to understand the mechanism of cell movement...   Details

German Breweries of Milwaukee

Last year UWM undergraduates explored the German roots of Milwaukee and published the book, German Milwaukee, with Arcadia Publishers. This year I am looking for undergraduates who are interested in...   Details

Get to Know Your Animal Bones

The UWM Zooarchaeology lab analyzes animal bones from archaeological sites. To do this we need to maintain and expand our comparative osteological collections - our library of bones. We are...   Details

Green Innovation in the Electricity Sector

Global efforts to reduce carbon emissions have received worldwide attention in light of the recent Conferences of the Parties (COP) in Paris at the end of 2015. For decades, an increasing number of...   Details


"Grow" is a system of interconnected organic volumes simulating a self-propagating organism in multiple stages of development that utilizes reused plastic bags as base material. The layers of plastic...   Details

Hand grip rehabilitation for people with disability

The goal of our research is 1) to develop interventions to improve hand function for people with disability; and 2) to understand neurologic and biomechanical mechanisms underlying their difficulties...   Details

Harvesting Wave Energy From Lake Michigan

The project's objective is to transform Lake Michigan's shoreline wave energy into transmittable electric power. The wave energy harvesting machines original idea and an initial prototype were...   Details

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention: The Journey Begins with a Single Step

The feet have been described as the mirror of a persons general health. Hundreds of reports have been published that address issues associated with the the impact of chronic diseases on the feet,...   Details

Health, Physical Activity, and Motor Function in Older Adults

Objective of the project: To assess the relationship of physical activity and sedentary behavior between physical function, endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular biomarkers, bone health,...   Details