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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Land Rich/House Poor

This is a work in development and focuses on the documentation about a rural community in a rural community in Charleston, South Carolina. The project is comprised of multi-media elements that...   Details

Last of the Lawsonomists - Archival Research for a Historical Documentary

I am working on an independent documentary about the last follower of Lawsonomy, a religion formed by forgotten aviation pioneer Alfred Lawson. After Lawsons death in 1954, a small band of...   Details

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

Layered MXene as a firm host for lithium metal anodes with ultrahigh and stable capacity

This project is with the aim to develop a new type of anode materials for future high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries. The specific objective of this research is to exploit a layered Li-MXene...   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

Localization and spectroscopy of nanoscale emitters in microfluidic channels

The student will do research directed at the localization and characterization of fluorescent nanoscale objects and single molecules in solution inside microfluidic devices developed for this purpose...   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