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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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

Japanese American WWII Confinement: A Cinematic Digital History Project

The proposed project will consist of five short narrative films and an in-depth educational website. Each film will be developed by drawing on first-person accounts of former internees, as well as...   Details

Kaplan Hydroturbine Prototype Project

This project is aimed to develop a prototype of a Kaplan hydroturbine in the laboratory. The student will work on designing, developing, and constructing the closed loop of a hydroturbine unit.   Details

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 EcoSystem Research

Lake Michigan is experiencing ecosystem-level alterations through invasive species establishment and regional climate change effects. Time-series studies in the Cuhel-Aguilar labs have revealed...   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