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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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

Manipulation and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Emitters

This research aims at trapping nanoscale objects and even single molecules in solution using an electrostatic trap developed in my research group. The ability to manipulate objects at the nanometer...   Details

Mapping the Migration of Gestures: Locating the Body in Digital Encounters in Dance, New Media, and Installation Performance

My long-term project, Translating Metaphor Through Embodiment, will narrow in on the reciprocal nature of the body and environment within interdisciplinary practices and new media collaborations. A...   Details

Market versus government

A student could benefit through participation in this research on the overlapping boundaries of economics and political philosophy.   Details

Material Sustainability

Primary objective is to map locations of material resources that relate to the construction, maintenance, and operation of buildings (residential and commercial), and develop a web accessible...   Details

Mathematical Modeling of Drug Delivery in the Brain Vascular System

Many drugs are administered to the major transport organ of the body, the blood. Dissolved in the plasma, they have to cross the endothelial cells that line the capillaries. In contrast to other...   Details

Matlab Research

Matlab is a "model based design" computer language, that is very powerful for algorithm development and verfication, but not fast. Over 1,000,000 engineers and scientists use Matlab. Matlab...   Details