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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Requirement of PilJ periplasmic domain for regulation of twitching motility and cAMP in P. aeruginosa.

1. Created a truncated form of pilJ, which lacks the periplasmic domain. 2. Used homolgous recombination to replace the chromosomal copy of full length pilJ with the truncated version. After...   Details

Research in the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab

In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab we study the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on children with identified...   Details

Revegetation of small-scale disturbances in prairies and oldfields at the Field Station

Small-scale disturbances in plant communities create open patches that may allow new species to invade. We are investigating to what extent open patches in existing old-field vegetation favor the...   Details

Sandbag Exercise - Physiological Responses

In recent years, the exercise and fitness industry has witnessed a growth in the number of different exercise modalities available for resistance training. One of those newer modalities is "Sandbag...   Details

Sexual communication in treehoppers

This project will describe female preferences for male mating signals in treehoppers. (Treehoppers are plant-feeding insects that communicate with vibrational signals transmitted through plant...   Details

Shipwrecked! Intergenerational Arts Adventure

SHIPWRECKED is a series of participatory arts events exploring the costs of physical and social isolation on individuals and communities as we age. The project is a collaboration between UWMs...   Details

Simian Immunodeificiency Virus Immune Responses (3-Credit Course))

The focus of this project is to better understand the nature of protective immune responses to simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) in primates, looking for clues to protective immunity in humans...   Details

Size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural organic matter in Lake Michigan

Abundance, distribution, size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural dissolved organic matter will be examine using newly purchased state of the art analytical instrument, asymmetrical flow...   Details

Small molecule inhibitors of type III secretion in Erwinia amylovora

Objective: Evaluate the inhibitory effects and determine the regulatory mechanisms of the newly synthesized compounds against T3SS. To date, along with 43 commercially available phenolic...   Details

Social Justice in a Global Environment

To develop a conceptual framework and analytical orientation that can be used to attain social justice globally   Details