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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How Self-Selected Activities Affect Daily Blood Pressure and Moods

This project will assess 1) if engagement in self-selected activities improves ensuing daytime and nighttime cardiovascular and affective responses and 2) if low scores on psychological risk factors...   Details

How psychosocial stress affects sleep and the physical body

My project involves collecting and analyzing survey and physiological data related to stress physiology, health disparities, and potential solutions to those disparities. For instance, I am examining...   Details

Human Helicase Detection of Viral RNA

My lab is presently interested in how the human innate immune system detects RNA viruses (like HCV). We are developing assays to study the interaction of human proteins that search RNA for pathogen...   Details

Hybrid Nanomaterials for Gas Sensors

The objective of this project is to synthesize various (SnO2, Ag) nanoparticles using a mini-arc plasma reactor and to assemble the aerosol nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for sensor...   Details

Hydroturbine Research

Over 70% of the 84,000 dams in the U.S. will soon be older than 50 years and at or near the end of the their designated life cycle. This project contributes adding additional renewable energy sources...   Details

Identifying allostatic load in African American childbearing women in an electronic health system

Using the stepwise approach proposed for this study will result in an evidence-based construct for allostatic load. The results will inform the development of a method for determining a valid...   Details

Identifying the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory

The objectives of this study are to identify the neurobiological mechanisms in the brain through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory. The project will use female mice to examine which...   Details

Imaging of Protein Interactions Using Forster Resonance Energy Transfer and Laser Scanning Microscopy

1. Genetic methods are used to express proteins of interest in living cells with fluorescent tags attached to them 2. The cells are observed by using nonlinear optical (two-photon) microscopes 3....   Details

Impact of Marijuana on Amygdala Volumes in Young Adults.

Alcohol and marijuana (MJ) are the most commonly used drugs in adoelscents and young adults. It is relatively unknown how adolescent drug use affects affective processing or frontolimbic...   Details

Impact of Various Psychological Factors on Rehabilitation Outcomes among Patients with Lumbar Disorders

Presence of various psychological variables, such as depression, somatization and fear-of-pain, have been individually shown to result in poor rehabilitation outcomes among people with various low...   Details