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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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

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

Cost effective and time efficient phosphate and lead sensing in water.

The objective of the proposed study is fabricate and characterize low-cost disposable pH and heavy metal sensors out of carbon screen printed electrodes. The sensor has reduced graphene oxide and...   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