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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PSF of Optical Systems and Deconvolution

The objective of this project is to experimentally determine the PSF/OTF of an optical system and use that information to reduce the distortion effects of different images.   Details

PTSD Conditioning Research

This is a project examining trait anxiety, a known risk factor for developing anxiety disorders, and how trait anxiety is associated with hypervigilant orientation of attention to threat cues. This...   Details

ParP and Pch Research

ParP and Pch: interactions and role in chemotaxis localization. The goal of this project is to contribute to our understanding of how partioning proteins affect the localization of chemotaxis systems...   Details

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common overuse injury of the anterior knee leading to pain during physical activity. Exercise therapy, particularly quadriceps (thigh) strengthening, is...   Details

Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy: Biomedical and Behavioral Science Intervention for a Community-Based Public Health STI Clinic

The development of advanced interventions to promote partner notification and treatment of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains a priority to reduce repeat infection for...   Details

Perception Of Spectral Transition In Hearing Aids Users And Cochlear Implant Listeners.

We will examine the relationship between dynamic spectral features and the identification of English syllables by normal-hearing subjects and hearing-impaired listeners. We will conduct perceptual...   Details

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

What are the impacts of drugs and other personal care products on freshwater organisms? These chemicals are released from our sewage treatment plants and agricultural practices but we do not know the...   Details

Phenological Observations in Downer Woods

This project is recording ground-based visual assessments of the spring and autumn phenological development of about 100 marked trees in Downer Woods, continuing a collection series that started in...   Details

Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to Fuels by Novel Nanocomposite Photocatalysts

The project objective is to fabricate novel nanostructured photocatalysts so that we can efficiently use sunlight to photochemically convert CO2, a greenhouse gas, to useful fuels such as methane and...   Details

Picturing Milwaukee: Conserving Local Heritage

Picturing Milwaukee is a participatory action-research project that explores history and heritage of local neighborhoods. The specific objective of this project is to 1) encourage community based...   Details