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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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

Controlled Drug Delivery from PLGA Biodegradable Polymers

PLGA polymers have been extensively investigated as promising carriers to control the release rates for various types of drug agents. In principle, it is theorized that the physicochemical properties...   Details

Correlates of Health, Physical Activity, and Physical Functioning in Older Adults

Objective of the project: To assess the relationship of physical activity and sedentary behavior between physical function, endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular biomarkers, bone health,...   Details

Cream City Soundcheck Production Assistant

Cream City Soundcheck is an exciting new musical documentary series created by students of UW-Milwaukee in collaboration with The Pabst Theaters Organization. Each video has bands exploring...   Details

Creating a psychophysical depth perception paradigm for use in an fMR study.

Continuing the R2D2 Center's line of research into the effects of multifocal lens glasses (i.e., lined bifocals and trifocals, unlined progressives) on the visual and functional gait performance of...   Details

Crisis in Our Closet: Working With UWM's Archaeological Collections

Entire collections of artifacts across the country are simply vanishing or being hidden away so deeply that they are forgotten about completely, not to mention being stored in substandard conditions...   Details

Cultures and Contexts Lab

This lab has a series of ongoing projects that require different levels of student involvement. You would be matched with a project and task that best fit your skills and interests. For more...   Details

Democratized Small Scale Manufacturing: Creating a Multipurpose Affordable CNC Machine for Small Scale Production

Our goal is to build a small scale combination subtractive and additive manufacturing machine (milling machine and 3D printer combination machine) that is of our own design and specifications that...   Details

Design and Characterization of PVC foam composites with fly ash

This project will study using PVC foam composites using Fly Ash as a filler. Fly Ash is a byproduct that is generated from burning coal in power plants. Millions of tons of fly ash are generated...   Details

Design of a Climbing Wheelchair for Paraplegics

The objective of this research is to design a low cost wheelchair that can be used by paraplegics to go up and down stairs in their homes by themselves using this wheelchair. If successful this...   Details