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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Synthesis of fluorogenic probes for DNA mutation detection

The long-term goal of this problem is to develop methodologies that allow for rapid and accurate analysis of chromosome-based information. We are using a sequence-specific fluorogenic ligation system...   Details

Tapered Optical Fibers, Nonlinear Optics, and Beam Shaping in Multimode Fibers

The primary project will be to construct an optical fiber tapering station, which heats and pulls glass optical fibers from 125 micron diameter down to ~3 microns. Tapered optical fibers are...   Details

The American Geographical Society Library: Sorensen Catalog

The world famous AGS Library, housed in the Golda Meir Library, is one of UWMs greatest scholarly, scientific, and artistic resources. It is currently at work on a project to make its vast and...   Details

The BEEbrane

This project proposes to convert fallen urban tree debris and salvaged wood materials into new homes for Urban Honey Bees. The project takes inspiration from one of the oldest (and most natural)...   Details

The Correlation of Social Ecological Determinants of Health on Mental Health

Objectives: Identify indicators of individual, family, and constructs of community mental health 1. Review the literature related to constructs of community mental health 2. Identify measures...   Details

The Creative Trust

The student will be a Creative Trust Research Assistant. The Creative Trust is piloting several programs to foster life-long learning through the arts. The student will assist with coordinating and...   Details

The Dialect of Wermelskirchen

An analysis of the postvocalic consonants /p t k f s x/ that occur in the dialect of Wermelskirchen, Germany may shed light on the spred of the High German consonant shift that took place between 500...   Details

The Effects of Pressure on Behavior of Daphnia Magna/ The Effects of Colloids on the Behavior of Paramecium

The objective of this research is to create three dimensional photographs and videos of daphnia interacting with their liquid environment in order to better understand how daphnia move and how they...   Details

The Global Twenty-Four Hour Economy

In view of the rise of high-speed data communication links, allowing call-center agents based in India to work online and in real time for corporations based in the United States, this project seeks...   Details

The Mechanisms Responsible for the Eletricity Producing Biofilms formed by Shewanella oneidnsis

The objective of this research project is to identify genes that are involved in biofilm formation in the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. This bacterium is able to form biofilms on metal oxide...   Details