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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Picturing Milwaukee: Fa├žades and Thresholds of the Martin Drive Neighborhood

Picturing Milwaukee is a public history project that explores the culture of local neighborhoods. Currently we are studying the architecture, heritage, and histories of the Martin Drive East, a 20th...   Details

Pillow Talk: A Portable Pneumatic Seminar Space

This project will explore pneumatic architecture with a focused interest in the research, design, and development of a mobile and adaptable enclosure exploring issues of structure, form, and thermal...   Details

Pilot Testing of Decision Coaching Protocol for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

The overall goal of this project is to develop decision aids and a coaching protocol to guide family caregivers making medical decisions for their relatives at the end of life. For most patients with...   Details

Politics and Possibilities of India-U.S.A Outsourcing Jobs

This research explores communication about the U.S.A-India job outsourcing issue. Specific sources of data include media communication such as stories in the newspaper, chatroom exchanges, electronic...   Details

Polygalacturonate-modulated Regulators for T3SS Gene Expression

Objectives: 1. Identify the polygalacturonate-modulated regulators for T3SS gene expression. 2. Investigate the gene-expression pattern between two different genes in one bacterial strain using a...   Details

Polyurethane Separator Membranes for Li-Ion batteries applications

The goal of the project is to synthesize polyurethane (PU) film membranes with high strength and permeability for Li-Ion batteries applications. The film membranes will be designed to possess...   Details

Population mortality of invasive quagga mussels using the dead shell index

Quagga mussel invasion of Lake Michigan has reached a climax point. This research will develop a new index of population development and assess changes occurring during the first year of population...   Details

Portrait Landscapes: Amplifying Identity by Combining New and Traditional Media

Portrait Landscapes continues a series of collaborations with Jessica Meunick-Ganger, where we mount traditional prints and drawings to LCD screens and media players, making "moving images on paper."...   Details

Prehistoric Artifact Preparation and Analysis

To provide the student with an understanding of laboratory techniques used by archaeologists. The processing of soil samples for fine-scale recovery of stone tools, flakes, ceramics, animal bone and...   Details

Program Evaluation of UWM TRIO & Pre-College Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the programs and educational interventions provided by the UWM TRIO & Pre-College Programs (TPP) offered at the University of...   Details