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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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

Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Metal Matrix Micro and Nanocomposites

The project involves design of cast metal matrix composites and alloys and solidification processes to synthesize these materials. Material samples will be cast in the Foundry and Solidification...   Details

Designing an Intracardiac DOF Robotic Catheter with a 4D Imaging live Feedback

The main objective of this project is to design a multifunctional Intracardiac imaging robotic catheter device to help guide diagnostic and therapeutic Intracardiac electrophysiology procedures. The...   Details

Determination Of Optimal Pt Loading Rate For Microbial Desalination Cells

The objectives of this project is to experimentally determine the optimal loading rate of platinum on the cathode of microbial desalination cells and understand the effects of Pt loading rates on MDC...   Details

Determine the function of auxin signaling in cell fate determination

Objective: Our research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which auxin controls megaspore mother cell (MMC) initiation or proliferation during ovule development via employing...   Details