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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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

Campaigns and Candidates in Mayoral Elections

This project focuses on the impact of candidate characteristics (race, sex, political experience) and campaign expenditures on election outcomes and voter turnout in urban mayoral elections. Data are...   Details

Carbon Nanotubes: New Frontiers in Infrared Photovoltaics and Sensors

Rapid advancements in the nanotechnology field have catalyzed discovery of new classes of nanoelectronic materials and conversion schemes for application in photovoltaic (PV) modules. A critical...   Details

Center for 21st Century Studies Student Blog

The Center for 21st Century Studies recently launched a student blog ( in order to highlight the unique perspectives of undergraduate students on Center...   Details

Characterization of Novel Low-Cost pH Sensor in Extreme Range

The objective of the study is to fabricate and characterize low-cost disposable pH sensors out of carbon screen-printed electrodes for pH detection, especially in extreme pH conditions such as below...   Details

Chemical gradients across the summer density interface in Lake Michigan

Seasonal temperature-dependent density structure controls movement of nutrients between deep and surface water, which is critical for production of biomass in Lake Michigan. Nutrients are accompanied...   Details

Child Parent Co-sleeping

The student will be involved in several projects addressing characteristics of parents who choose to bedshare with their infants and toddlers, and effective means of prevention in modifying this...   Details

Chiral Brønsted Acid Development

Nature uses chiral Brønsted acids catalytically for numerous organic reactions. Organic chemists have until only very recently realized the importance of this unique class of catalyst. As a result,...   Details