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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Balance Testing for Normally Aging Adults and People with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy who use Multifocal Eyeglasses

This project will continue the work of the R2D2 Center on measuring the effects of multifocals lens glasses (MfLs) on gait and stair performance. Past research has found effects of MfLs on novice and...   Details

Barriers to Success in Higher Education and Successful Coping Mechanisms for Students

The goal of this study is to examine barriers to success as well as factors that ensure success in college students, and specifically students of color. The study will examine personal experiences...   Details

Beach Monitoring Project

The student will be working to build and validate a water quality buoy for real- time monitoring and modeling of Escherichia coli at Bradford Beach. The objectives are: 1. Build and test three novel...   Details

Beach Monitoring: Hourly Microbial Indicator & Water Quality Forecast

We work in close collaboration with the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) monitoring water quality at Milwaukee beaches to determine when to close a beach for recreation. Escherichia coli is measured...   Details

Beatrice Manley website; research and development

I have been working on a website about the work and life of American actress/teacher/writer Beatrice Manley. The website can be accessed at I am looking for someone who can help...   Details

Big Data Enabled Intelligent Influent Forecasting for Wastewater Treatment Systems

Accurate influent forecasting is critical for implementing effective control and optimizaiton strategies for wastewater treatment plants in order to enhance the system reliability and reduce the...   Details

Biomass Renewable Energy Study

Chicken litter resulting from factory, home, restraurants and livestock farms are not only a burden on their plants but also a waste of energy. Recent studies on sources of renewable energies have...   Details

Biomedical and Public Health Informatics

Biomedical and Public Health research depends on the collection and sophisticated analysis of large collections of genetic, biological, physiological, patient and public health date. Sophisticated...   Details

Biosensors for environmental mercury and other heavy metals

Goal: Create ultra-sensitive sensors for detecting mercury in water, sediment and biological samples (e.g. fish) in real time. Rationale: Mercury binding proteins from bacteria coupled to two...   Details

Body image after extreme weight loss

The goal of this systematic literature review project is to examine how one's body image is affected by extreme weight loss either by bariatric surgery or other methods.   Details