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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Self-Healing Materials and Coatings

Corrosion, wear, and cracking limit the service life of components in contact with water. Increasing corrosion, wear, and cracking resistance over long term extending the life of the components will...   Details

Sexual communication in treehoppers

This project will describe female preferences for male mating signals in treehoppers. (Treehoppers are plant-feeding insects that communicate with vibrational signals transmitted through plant...   Details

Shipwrecked! Intergenerational Arts Adventure

SHIPWRECKED is a series of participatory arts events exploring the costs of physical and social isolation on individuals and communities as we age. The project is a collaboration between UWMs...   Details

Simian Immunodeificiency Virus Immune Responses (3-Credit Course))

The focus of this project is to better understand the nature of protective immune responses to simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) in primates, looking for clues to protective immunity in humans...   Details

Size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural organic matter in Lake Michigan

Abundance, distribution, size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural dissolved organic matter will be examine using newly purchased state of the art analytical instrument, asymmetrical flow...   Details

Small molecule inhibitors of type III secretion in Erwinia amylovora

Objective: Evaluate the inhibitory effects and determine the regulatory mechanisms of the newly synthesized compounds against T3SS. To date, along with 43 commercially available phenolic...   Details

Social Justice in a Global Environment

To develop a conceptual framework and analytical orientation that can be used to attain social justice globally   Details

Social Networking Community for the German Program

In this collaborative pilot project between the German program and the Language Resource Center, we will utilize a social networking site Ning to share information on the program events, courses,...   Details

Sociology of Medicine--Teratology Project

Teratology is the subspeciality of medicine dealing with "birth defects." I am doing a social historical research project on how the field has developed and changed over the past century. I am...   Details

Solid rocket motor research

This is an experimental study of a solid rocket engine project, where the student will design and construct a rocket nozzle of gas and liquid fluids. The simulation of alumina melt in a solid rocket...   Details