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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"Loyalty and the Making of the Modern:" British Victorian Cultural Research Project

The project examines three overlapping areas upon which notions of loyalty were articulated: that of the state (patriotism), the family (conjugal loyalty), and the economy (consumer loyalty). In...   Details

"Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There"

Ni de Aqui ni de Alla/ from neither Here nor There, is an ongoing art exhibit and research project that consists of interviewing Latino immigrants on Milwaukee's south side, transcribing and...   Details

A Quantitative History of Chile:1800-2009

I am in the advanced stages of this Internet article for an Internet Encyclopedia of quantitative economic histories of most countries of the world.Even though the article can not exist without a...   Details

Adaptation to Novel Sensory-Motor Environment during Visually-Guided Reaching

The overall purpose of this project is to understand how the brain controls reaching movement under various sensorimotor environments. The specific objectives are: 1. To investigate how...   Details

After Picturing Milwaukee: Digital Humanities Storage, Indexing, and Analysis

Since 2012, the Picturing Milwaukee project has collected over 80 oral histories of residents of multiple Milwaukee neighborhoods. Each of these interviews has asked diverse residents about local...   Details

Amu Darya Borderlands

The Amu Darya Borderlands Project has been a unique, multi-year project central to my ongoing research focus at SARUP. It has emerged from my examinations of the Central Asian region. Recognized...   Details

An Approach to Next-Generation Lithium-Based Batteries

The objectives of this project are to develop a new approach to scalable synthesis of Li-S battery with high cyclability and high capacity using a low-cost, industrially available carbon matrix as...   Details

An examination of the physiological, psychological, and behavioral correlates of body weight monitoring

Body weight monitoring, or the measurement of body weight by the self or others using a scale, is a technique used in numerous popular weight management programs. However, weight monitoring behavior...   Details

An integrated approach to identifying sports-injury risk factors

The overall objective of this project is to determine if psychosocial, physical and nutritional sport injury risk factors together creates a more predictive model of sport injury risk.   Details

Application of GIS technology to extrapolate structures in rocks from Wisconsin's ancient mountains

The goal of this project is to integrate geographical information system (GIS) into contemporary structural geology research. GIS is commonly used in earth science applications including geologic...   Details