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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Determining The Effects Of Incoming Air Humidity Level On Industrial Air Compressor Performance

The objectives of this project are to (1) experimentally determine the effect of air compressor performance on the energy usage of an industrial air compressor and (2) use the experimental results to...   Details

Developing a modified Dynamic Gait Index for Wearers of Multifocal Lens Glasses

The R2D2 Center and the researcher are involved in a line of research that is exploring the effects of multifocal lens eyeglasses (i.e., lined bifocals and trifocals, unlined progressives) on gait...   Details

Development Of An Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cell For Bioenergy Production And Wastewater Treatment

The objective of this project is to develop a lab prototype air-cathode microbial fuel cell (MFC) powering small electronic device for demonstration.   Details

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