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 kylam@uwm.edu.



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The Origins of the Modern Detective Novel in Spain

One of the basic characteristics of detective fiction in Spain is a criticism of authority (in particular the police and government); obviously, such was not permitted under the dictatorship of...   Details

The Permanent Campaign

This project will track domestic presidential travel to account "political" patterns that reflect electoral considerations. The guiding hypotheses are (1) that presidential travel is predictable on...   Details

The Role of Hippocampally-synthesized Estradiol in Learning and Memory in Female Mice

The objectives of this study are to better understand the role that hippocampally-synthesized estradiol plays in regulating hippocampal learning and memory. The project will use female mice to...   Details

The Structure of Wild-Type Human Renalase in Complex with Catechols

In 2006 Desir et al., discovered a enzyme that is produced in kidney, brain and heart tissue. This enzyme, named renalase, has the ability to lower blood pressure for sustained periods. In vitro data...   Details

The Theory of Sectoral Clashes Revisited

The recent volatility in oil prices has brought into the limelight the importance of the mineral sector in shaping global economic welfare.This project examines the interactions between economics and...   Details

The Tiger Behavior Analysis Research Labratory

My lab is involved in clinical research related to the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders exhibited by children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These disorders include...   Details

The development of reasoning in early childhood

This project examines the development of generalization: How do children use information they learn in one context (e.g., a classroom) to make broader generalizations? We ask this question by...   Details

The effect of age on force-time curve parameters of isometric grip strength trials

The Force-Time Curve (F-T Curve) Test includes the slopes of force-generation phase and force-decay phase of force-time curve generated when performing a 10-second isometric grip contraction....   Details

The molecular basis of thymoquinone protection against beta-amyloid peptide toxicity

Beta-amyloid (Abeta) is central to Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been shown to reduce Abeta toxicity in cell culture. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms...   Details

The relative roles of competition and facilitation in structuring plant communities

We are looking for a full-time field assistant, from May to late August, 2011. The research project examines how both competition and facilitation operate in plant communities, and at what point each...   Details