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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Digitization of Middle East Slides

This project involves working under the general supervision of myself and Krystyna Mattusiak at UWM libraries to digitize and label my 600 images of Egypt, Jerusalem, and Greece. These are basically...   Details

Digitizing the Russian Classics

Since 1995, long before Google, The Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (http://feb-web.ru/indexen.htm) has been a pioneer in digitizing mass quantities of books. Unlike...   Details

Distill Life and Scripted

The first will be a continuation of the Distill Life series, collaborations with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger where we mount translucent prints to LCD screens creating moving imageTs on paper. As a...   Details

Documentary Projects Outreach

doc|UWM, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukees documentary center, housed inside the Peck School of the Arts Film Department, numerous documentary project in all stages of production and are...   Details

Dual-channel Thermoacoustic Tomography of Healthy and Diseased Tissue Specimens

The overarching goal in this lab is to quantify the thermoacoustic contrast mechanism. Because prostate cancer is notoriously difficult to image with current diagnostic imaging techniques (xray,...   Details

Effect of CO2 on Algae Micro- and Macronutrients

Identify the relative quantities of macro (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and micronutrients (Fe,S, P, K, etc.) and their distribution in Algae that have been exposed to ambient and elevated...   Details

Effect of Posture on EMG Based Hand Force Estimates

The objective of this study is to quantify error in EMG based hand-grip force estimates as hand/wrist postures deviate from neutral. The long-term objective is to develop algorithms that will allow...   Details

Effect of Prolonged Kneeling on Biomechanical Measures

The overall goal of this project is to evaluate the effect of prolonged kneeling on biomechanical measures and to investigate the effectiveness of knee pads and other protective...   Details

Effects of Physical Activity and Marijuana Use on Brain Function in Teens

Marijuana (MJ) use is the second most popular drug in teens. It is relatively unknown how adolescent MJ use affects affective processing or frontolimbic connectivity. To date, there are no known...   Details

Efforts of the Hmong Human Rights Movement to Pass the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act

The methodology portion of this research will consist of interviews and analysis of secondary sources. The objectives of this research project will be: 1. To conduct interviews with activists in...   Details