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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Migration, Rural Gentrification and Policy Responses in Rocky Mountains Region

In the 1990s, the Rocky Mountain region has become a trendy place to live, prompting the fastest rate of growth in the nation. Such growth has occurred in part from the migration of population from...   Details

Milwaukee Contemporary Craft Network - a web-based resource for area makers

Milwaukee is a community that strongly supports the Arts and offers many resources to gallery-focused Fine Artists. The Milwaukee Contemporary Craft Network project seeks to establish a centralized...   Details

Milwaukee Road/Rail- taking research to performance creation

Milwaukee/Road and Rail will research and then create performances based on popular musics development. These performances are intended to preserve history. They may inspire public debate. What is...   Details

Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study

The Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study (MYPS) is seeking research assistants to work on a study of teen parenthood.   Details

Minority Perceptions of the Professional Writing Curriculum

My primary objective is to investigate how minority students perceive professional writing courses and the professional writing program at UWM. I am especially interested in whether they feel...   Details

Models of Open Access to Peer-Reviewed Research: Cross-Continental Comparison

Open access (OA) is a multifaceted concept that is broadly defined as "removing all access barriers to information". OA movement officially started in the U.S. during the first decade of the 21st...   Details

Modification of Interpretive Biases in Pediatric Social Anxiety Disorder

A substantial number of children with social anxiety fail to gain benefit from contemporary cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) approaches. More novel treatment approaches for treatment of social...   Details

Moral Guardians and Mass Communication: The Pre-History of Media Rights and Responsibilities

The project is historical research for a book on how "Puritan," "Victorian," and "Progressive" standards for mass communication were proposed and opposed during the nineteenth and twentieth...   Details

Motion Analysis of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Using Geared Wheels for Mobility

The objective of this project is to evaluate persons with spinal cord injury using geared wheelchair wheels for mobility. Up to three subjects will be assessed using motion analysis methods,...   Details

Motion feedback technique in paraplegic and quadraplegic

Through a meeting between PSOA and Veterans' Affairs I was introduced to paraplegic athletes at the Veteran's Spinal Center. One major issue in disabled veterans is their head, neck and back...   Details