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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PSF of Optical Systems and Deconvolution

The objective of this project is to experimentally determine the PSF/OTF of an optical system and use that information to reduce the distortion effects of different images.   Details

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common overuse injury of the anterior knee leading to pain during physical activity. Exercise therapy, particularly quadriceps (thigh) strengthening, is...   Details

Perception Of Spectral Transition In Hearing Aids Users And Cochlear Implant Listeners.

We will examine the relationship between dynamic spectral features and the identification of English syllables by normal-hearing subjects and hearing-impaired listeners. We will conduct perceptual...   Details

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

What are the impacts of drugs and other personal care products on freshwater organisms? These chemicals are released from our sewage treatment plants and agricultural practices but we do not know the...   Details

Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to Fuels by Novel Nanocomposite Photocatalysts

The project objective is to fabricate novel nanostructured photocatalysts so that we can efficiently use sunlight to photochemically convert CO2, a greenhouse gas, to useful fuels such as methane and...   Details

Picturing Milwaukee: Conserving Local Heritage

Picturing Milwaukee is a participatory action-research project that explores history and heritage of local neighborhoods. The specific objective of this project is to 1) encourage community based...   Details

Pillow Talk: A Portable Pneumatic Seminar Space

This project will explore pneumatic architecture with a focused interest in the research, design, and development of a mobile and adaptable enclosure exploring issues of structure, form, and thermal...   Details

Pilot Testing of Decision Coaching Protocol for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

The overall goal of this project is to develop decision aids and a coaching protocol to guide family caregivers making medical decisions for their relatives at the end of life. For most patients with...   Details

Politics and Possibilities of India-U.S.A Outsourcing Jobs

This research explores communication about the U.S.A-India job outsourcing issue. Specific sources of data include media communication such as stories in the newspaper, chatroom exchanges, electronic...   Details

Polygalacturonate-modulated Regulators for T3SS Gene Expression

Objectives: 1. Identify the polygalacturonate-modulated regulators for T3SS gene expression. 2. Investigate the gene-expression pattern between two different genes in one bacterial strain using a...   Details