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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Development Of Test Standards For Improved Safety Of Advanced Carbon-Fiber Bicycles

This overall project relates to development of new industry standards for polymer based carbon fiber bicycle forks that were subject to a voluntary recall issued by the US Consumer Product Safety...   Details

Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Radio Segment and Web-Video Clip Series on Assistive Technology and Disability

Recently, we've seen a growing population of people that require or will require more assistive technology (AT) as Americans age (Graying of America), war casualties increase, and we improve our...   Details

Development of Computer Numerical Control Programs for Manufaturing and Global Collaberation

This research project aims to enhance the Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) capabilities of my laboratory. A major focus of my laboratory is to develop in situ...   Details

Development of Decision Aids and Coaching Protocol for Family Proxy Decision Makers

The overall goal of this project is to develop decision aids and decision coaching protocol for health professionals to use to guide family caregivers making medical decisions on behalf of their...   Details

Development of Genetic Techniques to Study Prophyromonas gingivalis

This project involves the generation of genetic tools for the study of the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. This bacterium is a major healt problem, and its infection leads to tooth...   Details

Development of New Protease Assays to Detect Novel Pepsin Inhibitors

The objective of this research is the identification of novel therapeutics for laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). The estimated economic burden of LPRD is over $52 billion/year, with 52% of the...   Details

Development of Research and Conference Portal for GLIDE: Global Interaction in Design Education

GLIDE currently highlights the research and collaborations of designers across the globe. It provides a collaborative space through which designers, educators, and researchers can share ideas and...   Details

Development of Servo-pneumatic Load-Control Test Devices for Testing of Composites Structures

Currently, a practical system structural excitation source (interrogation energy delivery method) that creates multitudes of elastic waves in the component being inspected in composites is missing...   Details

Development of a Combined Sewage Overflow Tracking Sensor Network

We are developing a drifting vehicle that will track pollution plumes in Lake Michigan. Specifically, we want to understand the movement and fate of a combined sewerage overflow (CSO), an episodic...   Details

Development of a Fish Tracking Drone Aircraft

The goal of this project is to create an autonomous aircraft (drone) that can fly over lakes and rivers to collect data from tagged sturgeon. The drone will allow Wisconsin's sturgeon management...   Details