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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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 and Graphene for Improved Pb-Acid Battery Performance

The objective of this research is to determine the quantitative performance benefits of a)carbon nanotubes and b) graphene additions to lead-acid batteries. Initial experiments have indicated that...   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 (http://21stcenturystudies.wordpress.com/) 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

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

Characterizing mutations in zebrafish that correlate with fish 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