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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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

Electrical manipulation of nano-wires and carbon nanotubes

Nanotechnology deals with the very diverse areas, and brings enormous changes in many research fields and our normal life. It is a multi-disciplinary field that combines engineering, chemistry,...   Details

Elemental Bodies: A Immersive Installation with Sensor Control

This ongoing art and technology project entails creating a suite of four rooms that are conceptually integrated by metaphors of the skin. The works both represent the skin as a sensory boundary and...   Details

Emotion, Anxiety, and Depression: What Captures Our Attention and the Role of the Brain and Body

The UWM Affective Neuroscience Laboratory is engaged in research in two primary domains. First, how do individual differences in reaction to emotional events lead to risk for depression and anxiety?...   Details

Engineering Microfluidic Device for Mixing Experimentation

Microfluidics deals with the behavior, manipulation, and precise control of fluids at the microscopic level. It is a multi-disciplinary field that combines engineering, chemistry, physics,...   Details

Enhancement of Heat Extraction from Geothermal Reservoir using CO2 as a Working Fluid

Geologic sequestration of CO2 into brine-bearing deep formations is suggested as a viable means to reduce these emission. Recent investigation suggests that CO2 could also be used as a working fluid...   Details

Ergonomic Comparison of Manual Cable Tie Tools

he objective of this study is to quantify the grip force requirements to use 4 different styles of manual cable tie hand-tools using electromyography (EMG), and subjective ratings from...   Details

Ergonomics and Engineering Intervention for Ladder Fall Injuries for Construction Workers

Falls from ladders are a major cause of fatal and disabling injuries among workers. The hands are the only interface available to grasp a ladder and arrest the falling body to prevent injury once a...   Details

Estabrook Pond: A Community Resource

Estabrook Pond is a small urban pond created in the 1930's that is widely enjoyed by the North Shore community. However, the history of the pond, its characteristics and the threats facing it are...   Details