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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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

Ethnographic Theatre - Borrowed Methodology, Critical Performance, And Transactional Practice

My work, specifically combines the fields of storytelling and acting, I study the storied experience and examine narrative as a primary epistemological source. Additionally, working with tales and...   Details

Evaluating D2L Accessibility and Usability for Blind Students

The central premise of this research is that blind students cannot participate effectively in online education due to significant accessibility and usability problems in Web-based learning...   Details

Evaluation of Novel Small Molecule Modulators of Nuclear Receptor Mediated Transcription

The objective of this research is the identification of highly selective transcriptional inhibitors that modulate the vitamin D receptor mediated gene regulation. The student will use biochemical and...   Details

Evaluation of the Music and Memory Program among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

The goal of the study is to evaluate the impact of the Music and Memory (M&M), on outcomes for nursing home residents with dementia, their families and staff. The Music and Memory (M&M) program uses...   Details