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 kylam@uwm.edu.



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Transgenic zebrafish as a Tool for Looking at the Effects of Environmental Toxicants on Development

We use gene trapping to create transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins in different cells or tissues during developments. The light emitted by the fluorescent protein allows one to...   Details

Treadmill Stepping in Infants with Spina Bifida

Objective 1. Establish stepping trajectories across the first year of life for infants with SB. Objective 2. Determine sensory enhancements that result in increased stepping frequencies for...   Details

Understanding Multi-Level Barriers to Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Older Adults

This project addresses our limited knowledge of the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors associated with reduced physical activity and relative impacts of these factors on cardiovascular...   Details

Understanding Southeast Asian Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A Q-Methodology Study.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant problem in the U.S. as about 4.8 million women each year experience physical assaults and rapes. Womens experiences of IPV can have long-term harmful...   Details

Understanding the accessibility needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Continuing the R2D2 Center's ongoing research concerning people with disabilities and the accessibility of the environment through universal design, this opportunity will introduce this student to...   Details

Using Satellite Imagery to Determine Ground-Level Aerosol Pollution on Cloudy-Days

Pollution aerosols have an adverse effect on human health and the environment. These tiny solid or liquid atmospheric particles are thus an important quantity to measure. In areas where ground-level...   Details

Using an educational game on I-Pad to promote learning motivation

This project uses an educational game featured on I-Pad to increase learning motivation and performance. Specifically, we are going to investigate if competition or collaboration (and what types of...   Details

Validate a Newly-Developed Quantitative Spasticity Measure

Although the impact of spasticity on activities of daily living is profound, available assessment tools that quantify the severity of spasticity are lacking. This project aims to validate elbow angle...   Details

Weather Forecasting - Applied Research and Operations

A program called Innovative Weather (see www.innovativeweather.com) exists on campus that makes real-time weather forecasts for a set of southeastern Wisconsin clients (including entities like We...   Details

Weight and weddings: An examination of the influence of the wedding industry on weight ideals and shape management

The "Weight and Weddings" project series investigates (1) the ideal body shape constructed by adults on the marriage market, (2) the weight management behaviors (e.g., exercise, food choice, dieting,...   Details