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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Incorporation of clinical ultrasound array for thermoacoustic imaging with VHF and particle beam excitation

The Patch lab will be in transition during summer 2013. We will incorporate a clinical transducer array and research-friendly ultrasound system into the current ex vivo thermoacoustic computed...   Details

Influence of musculoskeletal disorders on force variability

Muscle force is less variable during maximal than submaximal grips lasting 1-2 sec as less sensory feedback is required during maximal grips. However, it is unknown how muscular fatigue during...   Details

Influence of pain, fear-of-pain, depression, and somatization on functional status outcomes among patients with lumbar spine impairments seeking outpatient rehabilitation

With regards to emotional and psychological conditions, self-reports are being used extensively in clinical practice. While it seems intuitive that functional outcomes should be related to a...   Details

Influences of Recognition on Direct and Indirect Measures of Memory

Malingering, the exaggeration of symptoms for secondary gain, is a serious threat to neuropsychological practice and diagnosis validity, as well as a drain on mental health funding. Performance...   Details

Insights into the localization and activation of transcription factor HAC1

The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular stress response. The UPR is induced in response to an accumulation of unfolded proteins in the lumen of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the induction...   Details

Integration of Self-Healing Materials and Structural Health Monitoring

The student will be developing sparse fiber reinforced polymer composites using shape memory materials as the fibers with the goals of enabling self-healing in the specimens and generating closing...   Details

Integration of hearing aids and cochlear implants with an Internet-based computing platform.

Our long-term goal is to develop an Internet-based computing platform to improve speech perception in noise by hearing aids users and cochlear implants listeners. Toward this end, the objective of...   Details

Intelligent Control and Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Plants by Integrating Smart Grid Technologies

The major objective of this undergraduate research project is to integrate the emerging smart grid technologies into the contemporary wastewater treatment plants by developing more cost-effective...   Details

Interactive Multimedia Spanish Exercise Bank

The Online Spanish Activity Bank Project aims to create a comprehensive activity bank consisting of two parts: 1) grammar activity bank and 2) culture activity bank. The grammar activity bank will...   Details

Interpreting Immigrant Cultural Landscapes

This project examines the physical and social worlds of South Asian immigrants in Chicago. In order to understand these worlds, we are conducting interviews with immigrants and their first generation...   Details