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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Lake Effect Production Assistant

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio has served as southeastern Wisconsin's premiere listener-supported public radio source providing quality news, public affairs and entertainment programming since...   Details

Lake Michigan Plankton Dynamics: Layers of Layers

The principal objective is to identify characteristics of water chemistry in Lake Michigan that define responses to the onset of summer stratification during warming and stabilization in June-July....   Details

Land Rich/House Poor

This is a work in development and focuses on the documentation about a rural community in a rural community in Charleston, South Carolina. The project is comprised of multi-media elements that...   Details

Last of the Lawsonomists - Archival Research for a Historical Documentary

I am working on an independent documentary about the last follower of Lawsonomy, a religion formed by forgotten aviation pioneer Alfred Lawson. After Lawsons death in 1954, a small band of...   Details

Latino/a Voices in Southeastern Wisconsin

The research project has the primary goal of allowing students to investigate prominent Latinos and Latinas in the area who have made their mark in education, business, the arts, and...   Details

Learning from the Ordinary: Picturing Milwaukee's Vernacular Architecture

Learning from the Ordinary is a 2-year-long architectural research project that has emerged from the Picturing Milwaukee participatory action-research public history project. This project adds to the...   Details

Local Elections in America Project (LEAP)

The Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) has two goals. The first is the creation of a software application that develops the first national local elections database in the US. To supplement...   Details

Management and Analysis of Health Care Interview Data

The data base consists of many hundreds of personal interviews on topics of health care organization, delivery and policy since 1975. The data focus on the adoption of new technologies in medical...   Details

Market versus government

A student could benefit through participation in this research on the overlapping boundaries of economics and political philosophy.   Details

Material Sustainability

Primary objective is to map locations of material resources that relate to the construction, maintenance, and operation of buildings (residential and commercial), and develop a web accessible...   Details