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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Latino/a Voices in Southeastern Wisconsin

The research project has the primary goal of allowing students to investigate prominent Latinos and Latinas in the area who have made their mark in education, business, the arts, and...   Details

Learning from the Ordinary: Picturing Milwaukee's Vernacular Architecture

Learning from the Ordinary is a 2-year-long architectural research project that has emerged from the Picturing Milwaukee participatory action-research public history project. This project adds to the...   Details

Local Elections in America Project (LEAP)

The Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) has two goals. The first is the creation of a software application that develops the first national local elections database in the US. To supplement...   Details

Long Distance Dating Communication

The majority of college students experience long distance relationships, and they are still an understudied phenomenon. This study explores various aspects of these relationships, including social...   Details

MRI/fMRI Epilepsy Research

The objectives for this project are as follows: continue brain-imaging programming for the purpose of generating an analysis from epileptic brain scans, analyze the collected brain scans from...   Details

Management and Analysis of Health Care Interview Data

The data base consists of many hundreds of personal interviews on topics of health care organization, delivery and policy since 1975. The data focus on the adoption of new technologies in medical...   Details

Manipulation and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Emitters

This research aims at trapping nanoscale objects and even single molecules in solution using an electrostatic trap developed in my research group. The ability to manipulate objects at the nanometer...   Details

Mapping the Migration of Gestures: Locating the Body in Digital Encounters in Dance, New Media, and Installation Performance

My long-term project, Translating Metaphor Through Embodiment, will narrow in on the reciprocal nature of the body and environment within interdisciplinary practices and new media collaborations. A...   Details

Market versus government

A student could benefit through participation in this research on the overlapping boundaries of economics and political philosophy.   Details

Material Sustainability

Primary objective is to map locations of material resources that relate to the construction, maintenance, and operation of buildings (residential and commercial), and develop a web accessible...   Details