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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Bouki Blues: The Music of the Sahel

This is a documentary in progress of footage that was filmed on location in 3 countries in West Africa. The objective of this research was to record traditional African musicians who lived along the...   Details

BraIN Lab

Our current study examines the role of various environmental influences on adolescent brain development. We use cutting edge exercise testing, neuropsychological surveys and magnetic resonance...   Details

Brain Control of Human Movement

The focus of this project is to better understand cortical control mechanisms involved in human movement. The specific objectives of this work include: 1. Investigate how visual attention to a...   Details

Breast Awareness and Breast Cancer Screening Among Young Women

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death among women in the United States. While most women diagnose with breast cancer are over the age...   Details

Building the Tree of Life: Tracing the Evolution of Plants

Students will be involved in a project that helps botanists understand evolutionary relationships in plants. By involvement in a small "miniproject" that will be their specialty, they will learn...   Details

Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School

Picturing Milwaukee is a participatory action-research project that explores history and heritage of local neighborhoods. One of the primary objectives of this project is to 1) collect stories and...   Details

By Any Media Necessary: Superhybrid Forms of Contemporary Art

"By Any Media Necessary" is a project initiated by INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) in the Peck School of the Arts. The project explores the evolution of interdisciplinary practices by looking...   Details

CLOUD BASE digital humanities interface for theater artists

Theater is cross disciplne collective artform. The practice of theater demands a muti faceted data collection accessible from many different points of reference. The CLOUD BASE project aims to...   Details

CUIR - Undergraduate Research positions

The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) is looking for applications from UWM students interested in urban related research. CUIR's Undergraduate Research Program seeks to increase...   Details

Call Repertoires in Frogs

Anurans (Frogs & Toads) are highly vocal creatures. Most people are familiar with the mating calls male anurans produce during the breeding season. Much less known is the fact that the vocal...   Details