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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Characterization of zebrafish with spinal deformities

Research on the cause of scoliosis has been hindered by the lack of a reliable model system that fully recapitulates the abnormal spinal curvatures characteristic of this disease. Interestingly, in...   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

Cognitive Control and Emotion

Trait anxiety is a known risk factor for the development of future anxiety disorders. Trait anxiety is associated with hypervigilant orientation of attention to task-irrelevant stimuli, particularly...   Details

Cognitive Processes in Stimulus Categorization

It is well established that when measuring implicit behavior, people exhibit behavior that demonstrates racial bias. Other work in this area shows that cognitive control is useful in ameliorating...   Details

Community Engagement for People with Disabilities

For people with disabilities, participating in ones community centers around the values of active and meaningful engagement, choice, and control. Eleven percent of Milwaukee county residents...   Details

Computer Aided Design and Machining in the Production of Art

In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern utilitarian objects and the effects of technology in the design and creation of those objects. Computers are...   Details

Confidence and Awareness in Transitive Inference

The objectives of this experiment include examining the potential relationship between the confidence of responses and awareness in the transitive inference task. Furthermore, a new procedure for...   Details

Contrast Effect and Consumer Perceptions

My laboratory is dedicated to understanding the neural bases of health and pathological emotional processing and also understanding dysregulated responses to emotional stimuli among people prone to...   Details