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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Purification and characterization of the enzyme octaheme tetrathionate reductase

We are interested in the enzymes that some bacteria use to catalyze ammonia-nitrite interconversion, an ecologically important process. Nitrite reduction to ammonia is normally carried out by...   Details

RETRACTION interactive installation project / ongoing Archiving project

RETRACTION is a multimedia narrative environment comprised of several video and sound-equipped rooms connected by closed doors, that involves viewer engagement with fictional characters. RETRACTION...   Details

Rapid Prototyping and 3D Scanning in the production of Art

The field of Metalsmithing has a long tradition of functional jewelry, adornment, and utilitarian objects. In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern...   Details

Real-Time Image Processing Assisted Finite Element Analysis Of Vascular Implants

Self-expanding nitinol stents are used to treat peripheral artery disease. The stented arteries are subjected to a combination of mechanical forces, such as compression, torsion, bending, and...   Details

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