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 a Kinetic Model for the Early Stages of the Maillard Reaction

The goal of this project is to better understand the reactions of amino acids with carbohydrates (known as the Maillard reaction). This reaction is important in a variety of contexts, including human...   Details

Development of a Novel Asymmetric Synthesis for BRL 37959.

Biologically active aryl compounds are found in the structure of many life saving drugs, but are rarely found in nature. Currently most synthetic procedures for these compounds are hugely expensive...   Details

Development of a Sequential Injection Interface for Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography

The project will focus on designing, building, and optimizing an instrument for separating complex mixtures into individual chemical compounds that are present. This research will provide a strong...   Details

Development of an automated patch-clamp assay for GABAa receptor subtype selective molulators

The objective of this research is the establishment of a patch-clamp assay to determine the selectivities andefficacies of novel benzodiazepine-based compounds towards different subtypes of the GABAa...   Details

Development of new drug candidates for tumor imaging, diagnostics, and therapy.

The objective of this project is to develop new drug candidates for early detection and therapy of neoplastic diseases (tumors).   Details

Differences in Anxiety Levels Between Male and Female Marijuana Users

Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy remain very popular in teens. It is relatively unknown how adolescent drug use affects affective processing or frontolimbic connectivity. To date, there are no known...   Details

Differential Stigma around Eating Disorders

this project is addressing current public perceptions of individuals with eating disorders, with a goal of understanding whether these perceptions inhibit treatment seeking for affected individuals,...   Details

Digital Craft Research Lab

Students in the Digital Craft Research Lab will research recent developments in digital fabrication to design and create 3D printed prosthetic devices for children affected by Amniotic Band Syndrome;...   Details

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 ( has been a pioneer in digitizing mass quantities of books. Unlike...   Details