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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Protoacoustic Range Verification - Phantom Development

The student will spend most of their time characterizing wave propagation around acoustic scatterers and then embedding appropriate scatterers into tissue mimicking material as s/he fabricates more...   Details

Psychmine (Psychometrics and Data Mining in Marketing) laboratory

Do you have strong computing and math skills? Do you know the difference between a tweet and a twit? Are you interested in how online social friendships influence purchase behavior? Would you like...   Details

Psychophysiological and Neuroimaging Studies of Anxiety

A project examining how unpredictable threat increases state anxiety. This project is the first to directly compare the degree of anxiety elicited by two types of uncertainty: uncertainty as to when...   Details

Psychosocial Adjustment following Special Needs Adoption

This project involves working with data collected during a statewide survey of parents who had adopted special needs children approximately 2 years after the adoptions were finalized. The children...   Details

Purification and Expression of RIG-I and MDA-5 fusion proteins from E.coli

Positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses, like the one that causes hepatitis C (HCV), all encode an NS3 protein, which is both a protease and a helicase. The HCV NS3 protease cleaves both the viral...   Details

Purification and characterization of the enzyme octaheme tetrathionate reductase

We are interested in the enzymes that some bacteria use to catalyze ammonia-nitrite interconversion, an ecologically important process. Nitrite reduction to ammonia is normally carried out by...   Details

RETRACTION interactive installation project / ongoing Archiving project

RETRACTION is a multimedia narrative environment comprised of several video and sound-equipped rooms connected by closed doors, that involves viewer engagement with fictional characters. RETRACTION...   Details

Rapid Prototyping and 3D Scanning in the production of Art

The field of Metalsmithing has a long tradition of functional jewelry, adornment, and utilitarian objects. In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern...   Details

Re-Examining Successful Brain Imaging Experiments With Improved Methods: Mining Existing fMRI Data Repositories

Brain Imaging data collected using funds from a federal agency (NIH, NSF) is required to submit all of their data and demographics to public repositories. Tens of thousands of successful experiments...   Details

Real-Time Image Processing Assisted Finite Element Analysis Of Vascular Implants

Self-expanding nitinol stents are used to treat peripheral artery disease. The stented arteries are subjected to a combination of mechanical forces, such as compression, torsion, bending, and...   Details