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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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

Bouki Blues: The Music of the Sahel

This is a documentary in progress of footage that was filmed on location in 3 countries in West Africa. The objective of this research was to record traditional African musicians who lived along the...   Details

BraIN Lab

Our current study examines the role of various environmental influences on adolescent brain development. We use cutting edge exercise testing, neuropsychological surveys and magnetic resonance...   Details

Brain Control of Human Movement

The focus of this project is to better understand cortical control mechanisms involved in human movement. The specific objectives of this work include: 1. Investigate how visual attention to a...   Details

Building and Rebuilding the Palimpsest of Urban Memories: Urban Spaces in Medieval Silk Road Cities

The genesis of urban spaces has been an area of growing interest to architectural historians. However, within the non-western cultural sphere, not only has the concept of urban public space been...   Details

Building the Tree of Life: Tracing the Evolution of Plants

Students will be involved in a project that helps botanists understand evolutionary relationships in plants. By involvement in a small "miniproject" that will be their specialty, they will learn...   Details

By Any Media Necessary: Superhybrid Forms of Contemporary Art

"By Any Media Necessary" is a project initiated by INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) in the Peck School of the Arts. The project explores the evolution of interdisciplinary practices by looking...   Details