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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Ni de Aquí ni de allá (UMOS Mural Project)

Ni de Aqui ni de Alla/ from neither Here nor There, is an ongoing art and research project that consists of interviewing Latino immigrants on Milwaukee's south side, transcribing and translating the...   Details

Ninaandagikenimaanaanig Zaagigiig: A survey of current plant use by Wisconsin Ojibwe tribes

The objective of this project is to determine the level of natural plant use among Ojibwe communities today. Huron Smith, Frances Densmore, and GLIFWC have compiled Catalogs of plants used by Ojibwe...   Details

Oneota Indian Lifeways in Southern Wisconsin

The objective of the study is to understand the subsistence and technology of Oneota people, who live in Wisconsin circa AD 1200-1400. The methodology is the analysis of flotation recovered material...   Details

Online Foreign Language Learning

WWW.AFRIKAANS.US is now in the second year of research with 5,500 visitors per month. I am doing cutting edge research in asynchronous language acquisition. Objectives: The current focus is on...   Details

Online Learning Tools for the Visually Handicapped

Blind users of the internet depend on screen readers. Web-based tools for learning designed for sighted learners do not optimally serve the blind user context. This research develops a design to...   Details

Optical Imaging And Spectroscopy Of Biological Tissue

Projects in Biophotonics lab is a combination of different sets of disciplines from electronics to optics and applications in biology. The lab is dedicated to conduct research in three areas: 1)...   Details

Optimal Management of Electric Vehicles and Distributed Energy Resources in Microgrids

Microgrid is an emerging technology which is able to improve the power supply reliability and increase the power grid resiliency. To achive these goals, it is crucial to effectively manage the...   Details

Optimizing Production-scale Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Recirculating aquaculture has become a major goal for UWM-enhanced entrepreneurship. Not everything is yet known about the strengths and weaknesses of these systems, but opportunity exists at the...   Details

Origin Stories of Worldview about Race

The purpose of this qualitative critical ethnographic study, informed by feminist epistemology, is to gain insight into how young people's worldviews about people different from themselves are...   Details

PICTURING MILWAUKEE: Hmong American Refugees of Washington Park

Picturing Milwaukee is a action-research public history project that explores local neighborhoods. Currently we are studying the architecture, heritage, and multicultural histories of Washington Park...   Details