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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Re-Examining Successful Brain Imaging Experiments With Improved Methods: Mining Existing fMRI Data Repositories

Brain Imaging data collected using funds from a federal agency (NIH, NSF) is required to submit all of their data and demographics to public repositories. Tens of thousands of successful experiments...   Details

Real-Time Image Processing Assisted Finite Element Analysis Of Vascular Implants

Self-expanding nitinol stents are used to treat peripheral artery disease. The stented arteries are subjected to a combination of mechanical forces, such as compression, torsion, bending, and...   Details

Requirement of PilJ periplasmic domain for regulation of twitching motility and cAMP in P. aeruginosa.

1. Created a truncated form of pilJ, which lacks the periplasmic domain. 2. Used homolgous recombination to replace the chromosomal copy of full length pilJ with the truncated version. After...   Details

Research Participant Registry

The Center for Aging & Translational Research is looking for a student with good interpersonal and communications skills to help build a Research Participant Registry database. This database will be...   Details

Research in Child Health Psychology

The Patient Controlled Analgesia study is an excellent example of translational research in medicine and psychology. A primary manufacturer of these machines recently added a light to the machine...   Details

Research in Pediatric Psychology

This project manages all of the objective clinical data collected at families' first visit to the Chronic Pain and Headache Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. It collects parallel data...   Details

Research in the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab

In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab we study the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on children with identified...   Details

Revegetation of small-scale disturbances in prairies and oldfields at the Field Station

Small-scale disturbances in plant communities create open patches that may allow new species to invade. We are investigating to what extent open patches in existing old-field vegetation favor the...   Details

Revitalizing the Archives

This project would involve learning about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin and working with the Electa Quinney Institute and the American Indian Program to review existing American Indian...   Details

Sandbag Exercise - Physiological Responses

In recent years, the exercise and fitness industry has witnessed a growth in the number of different exercise modalities available for resistance training. One of those newer modalities is "Sandbag...   Details