Office of Undergraduate Research

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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 kylam@uwm.edu.



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"Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There"

Ni de Aqui ni de Alla/ from neither Here nor There, is an ongoing art exhibit and research project that consists of interviewing Latino immigrants on Milwaukee's south side, transcribing and...   Details

A Quantitative History of Chile:1800-2009

I am in the advanced stages of this Internet article for an Internet Encyclopedia of quantitative economic histories of most countries of the world.Even though the article can not exist without a...   Details

Adaptation to Novel Sensory-Motor Environment during Visually-Guided Reaching

The overall purpose of this project is to understand how the brain controls reaching movement under various sensorimotor environments. The specific objectives are: 1. To investigate how...   Details

Advancing Reading and Math through Art

This is a federally granted project pertaining to the program ARTS IN EDUCATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION GRANT. Its goal is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math through a...   Details

African American Teenagers in Milwaukee, 1890-1970

Locate relevant historical-archival materials in local institutions and collections for documentary analysis.   Details

Age-related changes in grip control

The significance of this research is that pinch grip is used in many daily activities, such as picking up small objects, tying shoelaces, and writing. The age related changes in pinch grip make daily...   Details

Ambient Intervention for Mealtime Study

The primary aim of this study is to determine if sound levels and duration of resident exposure to sound during meals can be reduced with the AIM intervention protocol in a nursing home environment.   Details

An Analysis of Research with Racial/Ethnic Minorities in School Psychology from Past to Present

The purpose of this study is to further the current understanding of the state of research regarding racial/ethnic minorities within school psychology. Specifically, this study will provide a review...   Details

An examination of the physiological, psychological, and behavioral correlates of body weight monitoring

Body weight monitoring, or the measurement of body weight by the self or others using a scale, is a technique used in numerous popular weight management programs. However, weight monitoring behavior...   Details

Application of GIS technology to extrapolate structures in rocks from Wisconsin's ancient mountains

The goal of this project is to integrate geographical information system (GIS) into contemporary structural geology research. GIS is commonly used in earth science applications including geologic...   Details

Art & Ecology

This project will explore designing, testing, making and using ceramic vessels as underground and above-ground water retention and dispersal devices. To be applied for use in urban gardens where...   Details

Art Cycle Milwaukee

The 2 main objectives of the Art Cycle Milwaukee project are to: 1. Design and build a mobile art making platform that is bicycle-based. 2. Develop appropriate performance programming to take this...   Details

Assembly Force Requirements and Human Capabilities in Upstream Design Planning

The objective of this study is to quantify the effects of design parameters of common assembly parts on force/torque required during assembly processes. The results of this study will be tabulated...   Details

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System

Use an atmospheric dispersion modeling system to predict the movement of atmospheric contaminants from many locations around the world. The system currently makes predictions for atmospheric...   Details

Auditory Transitive Inference

Until now, tasks exploring the inherent inferential capacities of human memory have been limited to visual stimuli,and of those, the tasks can be construed as largely spatial. The rapidly expanding...   Details

Barriers to Being Active after Rehabilitation

The purpose of this research is to explore those factors that affect seniors from remaining physically active after they are discharged from rehabilitation services.   Details

Barriers to Success in Higher Education and Sucessful Coping Meachnisms for Students

The goal of this study is to examine barriers to success as well as factors that ensure success in college students, and specifically students of color. The study will examine personal experiences...   Details

Beatrice Manley website; research and development

I have been working on a website about the work and life of American actress/teacher/writer Beatrice Manley. The website can be accessed at beatricemanley.com/ I am looking for someone who can help...   Details

Biomedical and Public Health Informatics

Biomedical and Public Health research depends on the collection and sophisticated analysis of large collections of genetic, biological, physiological, patient and public health date. Sophisticated...   Details

Biosensors for environmental mercury and other heavy metals

Goal: Create ultra-sensitive sensors for detecting mercury in water, sediment and biological samples (e.g. fish) in real time. Rationale: Mercury binding proteins from bacteria coupled to two...   Details

Body image after extreme weight loss

The goal of this systematic literature review project is to examine how one's body image is affected by extreme weight loss either by bariatric surgery or other methods.   Details

Bouki Blues: The Music of the Sahel

This is a documentary in progress of footage that was filmed on location in 3 countries in West Africa. The objective of this research was to record traditional African musicians who lived along the...   Details

BraIN Lab

Our current study examines the role of various environmental influences on adolescent brain development. We use cutting edge exercise testing, neuropsychological surveys and magnetic resonance...   Details

Brain Control of Human Movement

The focus of this project is to better understand cortical control mechanisms involved in human movement. The specific objectives of this work include: 1. Investigate how visual attention to a...   Details

Breast Cancer Awareness, Understanding, Screening, Survivor Support and Empowerment CBRP Project

The overarching goal of this community-based participatory research project is to reduce breast cancer mortality among women in Milwaukee County. The target population for this research project is...   Details

Building and Rebuilding the Palimpsest of Urban Memories: Urban Spaces in Medieval Silk Road Cities

The genesis of urban spaces has been an area of growing interest to architectural historians. However, within the non-western cultural sphere, not only has the concept of urban public space been...   Details

Building the Tree of Life: Tracing the Evolution of Plants

Students will be involved in a project that helps botanists understand evolutionary relationships in plants. By involvement in a small "miniproject" that will be their specialty, they will learn...   Details

By Any Media Necessary: Superhybrid Forms of Contemporary Art

"By Any Media Necessary" is a project initiated by INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) in the Peck School of the Arts. The project explores the evolution of interdisciplinary practices by looking...   Details

CUIR - Undergraduate Research positions

The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) is looking for applications from UWM students interested in urban related research. CUIR's Undergraduate Research Program seeks to increase...   Details

Call Repertoires in Frogs

Anurans (Frogs & Toads) are highly vocal creatures. Most people are familiar with the mating calls male anurans produce during the breeding season. Much less known is the fact that the vocal...   Details

Campaigns and Candidates in Mayoral Elections

This project focuses on the impact of candidate characteristics (race, sex, political experience) and campaign expenditures on election outcomes and voter turnout in urban mayoral elections. Data are...   Details

Carbon Nanotubes: New Frontiers in Infrared Photovoltaics and Sensors

Rapid advancements in the nanotechnology field have catalyzed discovery of new classes of nanoelectronic materials and conversion schemes for application in photovoltaic (PV) modules. A critical...   Details

Center for 21st Century Studies Student Blog

The Center for 21st Century Studies recently launched a student blog (http://21stcenturystudies.wordpress.com/) in order to highlight the unique perspectives of undergraduate students on Center...   Details

Chemical gradients across the summer density interface in Lake Michigan

Seasonal temperature-dependent density structure controls movement of nutrients between deep and surface water, which is critical for production of biomass in Lake Michigan. Nutrients are accompanied...   Details

Chiral Brønsted Acid Development

Nature uses chiral Brønsted acids catalytically for numerous organic reactions. Organic chemists have until only very recently realized the importance of this unique class of catalyst. As a result,...   Details

Computer Aided Design and Machining in the Production of Art

In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern utilitarian objects and the effects of technology in the design and creation of those objects. Computers are...   Details

Confidence and Awareness in Transitive Inference

The objectives of this experiment include examining the potential relationship between the confidence of responses and awareness in the transitive inference task. Furthermore, a new procedure for...   Details

Contrast Effect and Consumer Perceptions

My laboratory is dedicated to understanding the neural bases of health and pathological emotional processing and also understanding dysregulated responses to emotional stimuli among people prone to...   Details

Correlates of Health, Physical Activity, and Physical Funtioning in Older Adults

Objective of the project: To assess the relationship of physical activity and sedentary behavior between physical function, endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular biomarkers, bone health,...   Details

Cream City Soundcheck Production Assistant

Cream City Soundcheck is an exciting new musical documentary series created by students of UW-Milwaukee in collaboration with The Pabst Theaters Organization. Each video has bands exploring...   Details

Creating a psychophysical depth perception paradigm for use in an fMR study.

Continuing the R2D2 Center's line of research into the effects of multifocal lens glasses (i.e., lined bifocals and trifocals, unlined progressives) on the visual and functional gait performance of...   Details

Crisis in Our Closet: Working With UWM's Archaeological Collections

Entire collections of artifacts across the country are simply vanishing or being hidden away so deeply that they are forgotten about completely, not to mention being stored in substandard conditions...   Details

Cultures and Contexts Lab

This lab has a series of ongoing projects that require different levels of student involvement. You would be matched with a project and task that best fit your skills and interests. For more...   Details

Democratized Small Scale Manufacturing: Creating a Multipurpose Affordable CNC Machine for Small Scale Production

Our goal is to build a small scale combination subtractive and additive manufacturing machine (milling machine and 3D printer combination machine) that is of our own design and specifications that...   Details

Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic

We are conducting a variety of studies ranging from studies of psychotherapy for depression with clinically depressed clients to studies of specific processes involved in depression treatment using...   Details

Design and Characterization of PVC foam composites with fly ash

This project will study using PVC foam composites using Fly Ash as a filler. Fly Ash is a byproduct that is generated from burning coal in power plants. Millions of tons of fly ash are generated...   Details

Design of a Climbing Wheelchair for Paraplegics

The objective of this research is to design a low cost wheelchair that can be used by paraplegics to go up and down stairs in their homes by themselves using this wheelchair. If successful this...   Details

Determination Of Optimal Pt Loading Rate For Microbial Desalination Cells

The objectives of this project is to experimentally determine the optimal loading rate of platinum on the cathode of microbial desalination cells and understand the effects of Pt loading rates on MDC...   Details

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 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 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

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

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

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 (http://feb-web.ru/indexen.htm) has been a pioneer in digitizing mass quantities of books. Unlike...   Details

Distill Life and Scripted

The first will be a continuation of the Distill Life series, collaborations with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger where we mount translucent prints to LCD screens creating moving imageTs on paper. As a...   Details

Documentary Projects Outreach

doc|UWM, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukees documentary center, housed inside the Peck School of the Arts Film Department, numerous documentary project in all stages of production and are...   Details

Dual-channel Thermoacoustic Tomography of Healthy and Diseased Tissue Specimens

The overarching goal in this lab is to quantify the thermoacoustic contrast mechanism. Because prostate cancer is notoriously difficult to image with current diagnostic imaging techniques (xray,...   Details

Effect of CO2 on Algae Micro- and Macronutrients

Identify the relative quantities of macro (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and micronutrients (Fe,S, P, K, etc.) and their distribution in Algae that have been exposed to ambient and elevated...   Details

Effect of Posture on EMG Based Hand Force Estimates

The objective of this study is to quantify error in EMG based hand-grip force estimates as hand/wrist postures deviate from neutral. The long-term objective is to develop algorithms that will allow...   Details

Effect of Prolonged Kneeling on Biomechanical Measures

The overall goal of this project is to evaluate the effect of prolonged kneeling on biomechanical measures and to investigate the effectiveness of knee pads and other protective...   Details

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

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

Evaluating Program Analysis Frameworks

Our group research involves Eclipse plug-ins to perform analysis tasks. We have one reference implementation and are investigating other hopefully faster but coarser implementations   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

Examining the Efficacy of a Facebook-Mediated Intervention to Increase Steps per Day in Female Freshmen

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of social media to increase physical activity (PA) levels in college freshman. This 8-week, randomized-controlled trial will include 64...   Details

Exploratory study of nursing competence specific to genetics and genomics

Few efforts have been undertaken to assess the knowledge and skills of nurses relative to genetics and genomics. As a result, little is known about the current level of knowledge and competence...   Details

Family matters: Study of perceptions of the community memeber about th eimportance of family history

Exploratory study of nursing competence specific to genetics and genomics   Details

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Dyadic Observational Communication Study among HIV-positive African American Persons and Their Informal Support Providers

For this project, we will be interviewing 20 African American HIV-infected dyads to get a better understanding of the type of interpersonal support that they have and need, especially as it relates...   Details

Feedback: interactive art and virtual worlds

This research aims to explore issues of the embodied spectator in the digital age. Its resultant projects fall into two categories: interactive art and virtual worlds. The works in the first...   Details

Firefighter Health, Injury, and Performance - The Occupational Athlete

Firefighters are a unique occupational group due to the high physical and mental demands to successfully fulfill job performance responsibilities. The Fire Service Joint Labor Management...   Details

Fluid Dynamics & Biomechanics: Observing Zooplankton Behavior in the Presence of Micro Oil Droplets

Aquatic Food Web - fresh and marine water are the biota of micro-zooplankton feeding on algae and other suspended particles. Zooplankton, such as copepods and daphnia, act in turn as food sources...   Details

Fluidic Dynamics and Biomechanics: Observing Zooplankton Behavior in the Presence of Micro-bubbles

Micro-bubbles are known to be generated in aquatic environments by a variety of processes including: water turbulence, temperature and pressure changes, and chemical dispersion. Their presence has...   Details

Foreign direct investment and publicly available information: calculating a country information index

To develop an information index for a specific set of countries using publicly available information in news reports. This index will then be used to empirically assess the role of public...   Details

Gas turbine engine study

It is well-known that gas turbines are quite effective in topics such as power generation in industrial power plants, as well as in aerospace technologies, such as rocket and jet propulsion. Though...   Details

Genetic Studies to Understand How Bacteria Move over Surfaces

Bacterial mutants with defects in ability to crawl over surfaces will be analyzed using genetic, molecular biological, and microscopic techniques in order to understand the mechanism of cell movement...   Details

German Breweries of Milwaukee

Last year UWM undergraduates explored the German roots of Milwaukee and published the book, German Milwaukee, with Arcadia Publishers. This year I am looking for undergraduates who are interested in...   Details

Growth energetics of Lake Michigan phytoplankton: ammonium vs nitrate

Lake Michigan food webs depend upon the sunlight-driven growth of primarily unicellular phytoplankton suspended in the water. In recent years the water column has changed dramatically, with light...   Details

Hand grip rehabilitation for people with disability

The goal of our research is 1) to develop interventions to improve hand function for people with disability; and 2) to understand neurologic and biomechanical mechanisms underlying their difficulties...   Details

Harvesting Wave Energy From Lake Michigan

The project's objective is to transform Lake Michigan's shoreline wave energy into transmittable electric power. The wave energy harvesting machines original idea and an initial prototype were...   Details

Health, Physical Activity, and Motor Function in Older Adults

Objective of the project: To assess the relationship of physical activity and sedentary behavior between physical function, endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular biomarkers, bone health,...   Details

Healthy Day Cares

Evaluate the effectiveness of the "Healthy Day Cares" initiative, of the Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment: A Level II CARE (Community Action for a Renewed Environment) Cooperative...   Details

Heart Rate Variability, Respiration, and Self-reported Affect During Relaxation

The objective of the study is to determine if relaxation, goal-oriented behaviors, and motor movements influence parasympathetic control over heart rate variability. The results of the study may...   Details

Heat Treatment for Development of Ductile FRP Composites

Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites have gained widespread use in civil, mechanical, and aerospace applications. However, a major drawback of FRP materials is (unlike steel and aluminum, &) is...   Details

High-Speed Microscope Observations of Feeding Biomechanics in Zooplankton

For planktonic animals living in the oceans one part in 10,000,000 parts of water is food. How does a typical zooplankter separate the food from the water without losing the particle of food?...   Details

Hip and Knee Joint Kinematics During Step-downs in Those with and Without General Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a common overuse injury of the anterior knee leading to pain during physical activity. Exercise therapy, particularly quadriceps (thigh) strengthening, is effective in...   Details

Home Activity Database and Modeling

The prupose of this project is to collect home activity data to create a database to be used in the development of a home activity modeling and prediction tool using smartphone technology. In home...   Details

How psychosocial stress affects sleep and the physical body

My project involves collecting and analyzing survey and physiological data related to stress physiology, health disparities, and potential solutions to those disparities. For instance, I am examining...   Details

Hybrid Nanomaterials for Gas Sensors

The objective of this project is to synthesize various (SnO2, Ag) nanoparticles using a mini-arc plasma reactor and to assemble the aerosol nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for sensor...   Details

Identifying allostatic load in African American childbearing women in an electronic health system

Using the stepwise approach proposed for this study will result in an evidence-based construct for allostatic load. The results will inform the development of a method for determining a valid...   Details

Identifying the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory

The objectives of this study are to identify the neurobiological mechanisms in the brain through which sex steroid hormones enhance memory. The project will use female mice to examine which...   Details

Imaging of Protein Interactions Using Forster Resonance Energy Transfer and Laser Scanning Microscopy

1. Genetic methods are used to express proteins of interest in living cells with fluorescent tags attached to them 2. The cells are observed by using nonlinear optical (two-photon) microscopes 3....   Details

Impacts of nanoparticles on freshwater organisms

Investigation of the potential environmental impacts of this new emerging contaminant that is being used in everything from sunscreens to sporting equipment. Examine interaction of a variety of...   Details

Implicit learning in individuals with poor reading and /or poor attention & Student adjustment to college affected by mood disorder, and/or ADHD

The project is an analogue study that looks at high and low reading skills in college students to see if implicit learning performance varies between those groups. The design is a...   Details

Incorporation of clinical ultrasound array for thermoacoustic imaging with VHF and particle beam excitation

The Patch lab will be in transition during summer 2013. We will incorporate a clinical transducer array and research-friendly ultrasound system into the current ex vivo thermoacoustic computed...   Details

Influence of musculoskeletal disorders on force variability

Muscle force is less variable during maximal than submaximal grips lasting 1-2 sec as less sensory feedback is required during maximal grips. However, it is unknown how muscular fatigue during...   Details

Influences of Recognition on Direct and Indirect Measures of Memory

Malingering, the exaggeration of symptoms for secondary gain, is a serious threat to neuropsychological practice and diagnosis validity, as well as a drain on mental health funding. Performance...   Details

Insights into the localization and activation of transcription factor HAC1

The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular stress response. The UPR is induced in response to an accumulation of unfolded proteins in the lumen of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the induction...   Details

Integration of hearing aids and cochlear implants with an Internet-based computing platform.

Our long-term goal is to develop an Internet-based computing platform to improve speech perception in noise by hearing aids users and cochlear implants listeners. Toward this end, the objective of...   Details

Interactive Multimedia Spanish Exercise Bank

The Online Spanish Activity Bank Project aims to create a comprehensive activity bank consisting of two parts: 1) grammar activity bank and 2) culture activity bank. The grammar activity bank will...   Details

Interpreting Immigrant Cultural Landscapes

This project examines the physical and social worlds of South Asian immigrants in Chicago. In order to understand these worlds, we are conducting interviews with immigrants and their first generation...   Details

Intrauterine and perinatal Bisphenol A exposure and neonatal body composition

Our overall hypothesis is that early life human exposure to a specific environmental obesogen bisphenol A (BPA), increases body fat and the risk of obesity. Funding success will necessitate...   Details

Investigation of Altered Pinch Grip Following Stroke

The objective of this research is to have an understanding of how stroke survivors are effected by their ability to pinch objects. The methodology will include investigating the pinch strengths...   Details

Lake Effect Production Assistant

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio has served as southeastern Wisconsin's premiere listener-supported public radio source providing quality news, public affairs and entertainment programming since...   Details

Lake Michigan Plankton Dynamics: Layers of Layers

The principal objective is to identify characteristics of water chemistry in Lake Michigan that define responses to the onset of summer stratification during warming and stabilization in June-July....   Details

Land Rich/House Poor

This is a work in development and focuses on the documentation about a rural community in a rural community in Charleston, South Carolina. The project is comprised of multi-media elements that...   Details

Last of the Lawsonomists - Archival Research for a Historical Documentary

I am working on an independent documentary about the last follower of Lawsonomy, a religion formed by forgotten aviation pioneer Alfred Lawson. After Lawsons death in 1954, a small band of...   Details

Latino/a Voices in Southeastern Wisconsin

The research project has the primary goal of allowing students to investigate prominent Latinos and Latinas in the area who have made their mark in education, business, the arts, and...   Details

Local Elections in America Project (LEAP)

The Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) has two goals. The first is the creation of a software application that develops the first national local elections database in the US. To supplement...   Details

Management and Analysis of Health Care Interview Data

The data base consists of many hundreds of personal interviews on topics of health care organization, delivery and policy since 1975. The data focus on the adoption of new technologies in medical...   Details

Market versus government

A student could benefit through participation in this research on the overlapping boundaries of economics and political philosophy.   Details

Material Sustainability

Primary objective is to map locations of material resources that relate to the construction, maintenance, and operation of buildings (residential and commercial), and develop a web accessible...   Details

Mathematical Modeling of Drug Delivery to the Brain

Many drugs are administered to the major transport organ of the body, the blood. Dissolved in the plasma, they have to cross the endothelial cells that line the capillaries. In contrast to other...   Details

Measure of Cortical Inhibition Modulated by Task Requirement

This study will measure cortical inhibition by measuring muscle activities (EMG) upon application of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the cortex of a person. We will investigate whether the...   Details

Measuring American Buddhism

The objective is to construct a quantitative portrait of Buddhism in the United States. The approach will be to compile data from published sources and to collect membership figures from Buddhist...   Details

Mechanism by which apoaequorin protects neurons from an ischemic stroke

Ischemia (stroke) causes excess calcium levels, which kills neurons. We demonstrated that the calcium binding protein apoaequorin (AQ) protects neurons from ischemic cell death. Furthermore, we...   Details

Mechanisms Underlying Perception of Speech

Our laboratory investigates the mechanisms of speech perception through the presentation of carefully constructed and/or modified speech stimuli to human research participants. Volunteers are asked...   Details

Mechanisms of bacterial-host interactions

The objective of this research is to determine the role of bacterial nutrient metabolism in its interaction with house plants. Bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella are major food-borne pathogens....   Details

Microfluidic Device Engineering

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

Microfluidics and Planktonic Animals

Modern trends in engineering include designing machines so tiny that these machines (1) can be incorporated into bodies and (2) can handle minute amounts of fluids. Planktonic animals have fulfilled...   Details

Migration, Rural Gentrification and Policy Responses in Rocky Mountains Region

In the 1990s, the Rocky Mountain region has become a trendy place to live, prompting the fastest rate of growth in the nation. Such growth has occurred in part from the migration of population from...   Details

Milwaukee Road/Rail- taking research to performance creation

Milwaukee/Road and Rail will research and then create performances based on popular musics development. These performances are intended to preserve history. They may inspire public debate. What is...   Details

Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study

The Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study (MYPS) is seeking research assistants to work on a study of teen parenthood.   Details

Minority Perceptions of the Professional Writing Curriculum

My primary objective is to investigate how minority students perceive professional writing courses and the professional writing program at UWM. I am especially interested in whether they feel...   Details

Models of Open Access to Peer-Reviewed Research: Cross-Continental Comparison

Open access (OA) is a multifaceted concept that is broadly defined as "removing all access barriers to information". OA movement officially started in the U.S. during the first decade of the 21st...   Details

Moral Guardians and Mass Communication: The Pre-History of Media Rights and Responsibilities

The project is historical research for a book on how "Puritan," "Victorian," and "Progressive" standards for mass communication were proposed and opposed during the nineteenth and twentieth...   Details

Motion feedback technique in paraplegic and quadraplegic

Through a meeting between PSOA and Veterans' Affairs I was introduced to paraplegic athletes at the Veteran's Spinal Center. One major issue in disabled veterans is their head, neck and back...   Details

Multi-Scale Modeling Of The Pharmaco-Mechanical Behaviors Of Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) Medical Devices

The objective of the project is to study the mechanism of thrombosis/restenosis (i.e., narrowing of arterial wall) and to develop a robust model to predict coupled pharmaco-mechanical behaviors in...   Details

Multidimensional Cultural Identity: Southeast Asian Youth

We are all exposed to multiple ethnic cultures daily, whether they are associated with the ethnic group(s) we belong to or those of other groups. In the next part of this study, we will be examining...   Details

Muscle activity during free-living conditions in older adults

The first goal is to continue to validate a portable EMG unit (microEMG, OT Bioelectronica) as a useful research tool to quantify long term physical activity through muscle activation. Secondly, we...   Details

Nanotechnology

Research in our group centers on synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles for advanced technological device applications. Plasmas or partially ionized gases serve as tools for producing nanoparticles....   Details

Neurological Sequelae and Effective Prevention of the choking Game

The Choking Game is the commonly used term for asphyxial activities frequently engaged in by young adolescents in the US and other western countries. There are various techniques used to cause the...   Details

Oneota Indian Lifeways in Southern Wisconsin

The objective of the study is to understand the subsistence and technology of Oneota people, who live in Wisconsin circa AD 1200-1400. The methodology is the analysis of flotation recovered material...   Details

Online Foreign Language Learning

WWW.AFRIKAANS.US is now in the second year of research with 5,500 visitors per month. I am doing cutting edge research in asynchronous language acquisition. Objectives: The current focus is on...   Details

Optical Imaging And Spectroscopy Of Biological Tissue

Projects in Biophotonics lab is a combination of different sets of disciplines from electronics to optics and applications in biology. The lab is dedicated to conduct research in three areas: 1)...   Details

Partners in Pursuit of the Promise

Partners in Pursuit of the Promise will provide breast cancer education/screening referral/follow-up to medically under-served women in Southeastern Wisconsin. The program women with incomes up to...   Details

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common overuse injury of the anterior knee leading to pain during physical activity. Exercise therapy, particularly quadriceps (thigh) strengthening, is...   Details

Perception Of Spectral Transition In Hearing Aids Users And Cochlear Implant Listeners.

We will examine the relationship between dynamic spectral features and the identification of English syllables by normal-hearing subjects and hearing-impaired listeners. We will conduct perceptual...   Details

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

What are the impacts of drugs and other personal care products on freshwater organisms? These chemicals are released from our sewage treatment plants and agricultural practices but we do not know the...   Details

Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to Fuels by Novel Nanocomposite Photocatalysts

The project objective is to fabricate novel nanostructured photocatalysts so that we can efficiently use sunlight to photochemically convert CO2, a greenhouse gas, to useful fuels such as methane and...   Details

Picturing Milwaukee: Conserving Local Heritage

Picturing Milwaukee is a participatory action-research project that explores history and heritage of local neighborhoods. The specific objective of this project is to 1) encourage community based...   Details

Pilot Testing of Decision Coaching Protocol for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

The overall goal of this project is to develop decision aids and a coaching protocol to guide family caregivers making medical decisions for their relatives at the end of life. For most patients with...   Details

Politics and Possibilities of India-U.S.A Outsourcing Jobs

This research explores communication about the U.S.A-India job outsourcing issue. Specific sources of data include media communication such as stories in the newspaper, chatroom exchanges, electronic...   Details

Polygalacturonate-modulated Regulators for T3SS Gene Expression

Objectives: 1. Identify the polygalacturonate-modulated regulators for T3SS gene expression. 2. Investigate the gene-expression pattern between two different genes in one bacterial strain using a...   Details

Population mortality of invasive quagga mussels using the dead shell index

Quagga mussel invasion of Lake Michigan has reached a climax point. This research will develop a new index of population development and assess changes occurring during the first year of population...   Details

Prehistoric Artifact Preparation and Analysis

To provide the student with an understanding of laboratory techniques used by archaeologists. The processing of soil samples for fine-scale recovery of stone tools, flakes, ceramics, animal bone and...   Details

Project Connect: Adapting PCIT to Foster Care

This randomized controlled trial funded by the National Institutes of Health examines an innovative adaptation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a clinical treatment that has been shown to...   Details

Projects in Photography and Film

2. I am engaged in an active program of exhibition, publication, and archival work for which I need able and widely skilled studio support. This part of my research involves a good deal of computer...   Details

Protective Life Span of Knee Pads under Dynamic Loading

This is a continuation of the students undergraduate research project. The first phase reviewed static loading of knee pads, made local industry contacts to identify commonly used knee pads, and...   Details

Psychmine (Psychometrics and Data Mining in Marketing) laboratory

Do you have strong computing and math skills? Do you know the difference between a tweet and a twit? Are you interested in how online social friendships influence purchase behavior? Would you like...   Details

Psychosocial Adjustment following Special Needs Adoption

This project involves working with data collected during a statewide survey of parents who had adopted special needs children approximately 2 years after the adoptions were finalized. The children...   Details

Purification and characterization of the enzyme octaheme tetrathionate reductase

We are interested in the enzymes that some bacteria use to catalyze ammonia-nitrite interconversion, an ecologically important process. Nitrite reduction to ammonia is normally carried out by...   Details

RETRACTION interactive installation project / ongoing Archiving project

RETRACTION is a multimedia narrative environment comprised of several video and sound-equipped rooms connected by closed doors, that involves viewer engagement with fictional characters. RETRACTION...   Details

Rapid Prototyping and 3D Scanning in the production of Art

The field of Metalsmithing has a long tradition of functional jewelry, adornment, and utilitarian objects. In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern...   Details

Real-Time Image Processing Assisted Finite Element Analysis Of Vascular Implants

Self-expanding nitinol stents are used to treat peripheral artery disease. The stented arteries are subjected to a combination of mechanical forces, such as compression, torsion, bending, and...   Details

Requirement of PilJ periplasmic domain for regulation of twitching motility and cAMP in P. aeruginosa.

1. Created a truncated form of pilJ, which lacks the periplasmic domain. 2. Used homolgous recombination to replace the chromosomal copy of full length pilJ with the truncated version. After...   Details

Research in the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab

In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab we study the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on children with identified...   Details

Revegetation of small-scale disturbances in prairies and oldfields at the Field Station

Small-scale disturbances in plant communities create open patches that may allow new species to invade. We are investigating to what extent open patches in existing old-field vegetation favor the...   Details

Sandbag Exercise - Physiological Responses

In recent years, the exercise and fitness industry has witnessed a growth in the number of different exercise modalities available for resistance training. One of those newer modalities is "Sandbag...   Details

Sexual communication in treehoppers

This project will describe female preferences for male mating signals in treehoppers. (Treehoppers are plant-feeding insects that communicate with vibrational signals transmitted through plant...   Details

Shipwrecked! Intergenerational Arts Adventure

SHIPWRECKED is a series of participatory arts events exploring the costs of physical and social isolation on individuals and communities as we age. The project is a collaboration between UWMs...   Details

Simian Immunodeificiency Virus Immune Responses (3-Credit Course))

The focus of this project is to better understand the nature of protective immune responses to simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) in primates, looking for clues to protective immunity in humans...   Details

Size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural organic matter in Lake Michigan

Abundance, distribution, size spectra and chemical characteristics of natural dissolved organic matter will be examine using newly purchased state of the art analytical instrument, asymmetrical flow...   Details

Small molecule inhibitors of type III secretion in Erwinia amylovora

Objective: Evaluate the inhibitory effects and determine the regulatory mechanisms of the newly synthesized compounds against T3SS. To date, along with 43 commercially available phenolic...   Details

Social Justice in a Global Environment

To develop a conceptual framework and analytical orientation that can be used to attain social justice globally   Details

Social Networking Community for the German Program

In this collaborative pilot project between the German program and the Language Resource Center, we will utilize a social networking site Ning to share information on the program events, courses,...   Details

Sociology of Medicine--Teratology Project

Teratology is the subspeciality of medicine dealing with "birth defects." I am doing a social historical research project on how the field has developed and changed over the past century. I am...   Details

Solid rocket motor research

This is an experimental study of a solid rocket engine project, where the student will design and construct a rocket nozzle of gas and liquid fluids. The simulation of alumina melt in a solid rocket...   Details

Sourcing In and Out: The Competitive Position of Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs from Milwaukee

The recent media and political attention on outsourcing from the U.S. keeps hitting a raw nerve of those who fear unwelcome wage and employment effects at home. With this project I plan on...   Details

Steady-state analysis of nitrite reduction by the enzyme ccNiR

We are interested in the enzymes that some bacteria use to catalyze ammonia-nitrite interconversion, an ecologically important process. In the bacterium S. oneidensis, Nitrite reduction to ammonia...   Details

Stroke Recovery in the United States

This study will explore how people who sustain a first stroke in the United States are influenced by the health care system and the community in their recovery process.   Details

Studio Processes in Metalsmithing

In this project students will be assisting with is the fabrication of a body of artwork that is being created for installation at James Watrous Gallery in Madison Wisconsin, winter of 2013. We will...   Details

Study of image similarity perception

The research group of information retrieval (RGIR) of the School of Information Studies (SOIS) is currently performing research about the perception of image similarity in the context of image...   Details

Studying Electro-Fluidic Interaction Of Biological Cells Using High-Performance Computing (HPC) Algorithms For Graphics Processing Units (GPU) Parallelization

The application of micro scale electromechanics toward the manipulation, characterization, and separation of particles has recently emerged as a strong research area. Due to the prevalence of its...   Details

Summer Research Opportunities in Tropical Ecology in Panama

We currently have several exciting research projects in Panama and we are always looking for motivated undergraduates to participate in these projects. These research opportunities are located at...   Details

Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composites

This research project aims to develop superhydrophobic engineered cementitious composite (ECC) material to replace normal concrete and achieve a service life of 120+ years. The principal objectives...   Details

Survey of Insect Diversity at the UWM Field Station

Conservation of biodiversity requires knowledge of the species that are present. Insects are a large component of biodiversity because of their staggering species richness - more than half of global...   Details

Sweet Grass Project: Ko-Thi Dance Company archives

This project involves preserving 44 years of Ko-Thi Dance Company archives into a touring exhibit entitled 'The Making of an African Dance Company in Wisconsin'.   Details

Synthesis of ROS-activated anticancer prodrugs with increased sensitivity toward hydrogen peroxide

Our long-term goal is to develop selective anticancer drugs that can specifically kill cancer cells and are less toxic to normal cells. Our initial results showed that a prodrug of nitrogen mustard...   Details

Synthesis of Reversible VDR-coactivator Inhibitors

The objective of this research is the synthesis of VDR-coactivator inhibitors. The methodologies used are techniques of organic chemistry and chemical analysis to characterize all compounds made....   Details

Synthesis of a photoactivated nitric oxide generator

The long-term goal of this project is to understand the mechanism by which an enzyme called mt-Hemoglobin N (mtHbN) can catalyze the oxidation of nitric oxide (NO) to nitrate by oxygen. The...   Details

Synthesis of aldehydes bearing quaternary carbon centers via the Tsuji-Trost allylation

This project focuses on the field of synthetic methodology, specifically the use of asymmetric catalysis for the creation of molecules bearing quaternary stereocenters (ubiquitous in natural products...   Details

Synthesis of fluorogenic probes for DNA mutation detection

The long-term goal of this problem is to develop methodologies that allow for rapid and accurate analysis of chromosome-based information. We are using a sequence-specific fluorogenic ligation system...   Details

Tapered Optical Fibers, Nonlinear Optics, and Beam Shaping in Multimode Fibers

The primary project will be to construct an optical fiber tapering station, which heats and pulls glass optical fibers from 125 micron diameter down to ~3 microns. Tapered optical fibers are...   Details

Teaching Evolution to Non-science Majors

This research compared two strategies for teaching students to analyze evolutionary relationships among organisms in support of a general course in modern evolutionary theory. The class was divided...   Details

The American Geographical Society Library: Sorensen Catalog

The world famous AGS Library, housed in the Golda Meir Library, is one of UWMs greatest scholarly, scientific, and artistic resources. It is currently at work on a project to make its vast and...   Details

The Correlation of Social Ecological Determinants of Health on Mental Health

Objectives: Identify indicators of individual, family, and constructs of community mental health 1. Review the literature related to constructs of community mental health 2. Identify measures...   Details

The Creative Trust

The student will be a Creative Trust Research Assistant. The Creative Trust is piloting several programs to foster life-long learning through the arts. The student will assist with coordinating and...   Details

The Dialect of Wermelskirchen

An analysis of the postvocalic consonants /p t k f s x/ that occur in the dialect of Wermelskirchen, Germany may shed light on the spred of the High German consonant shift that took place between 500...   Details

The Effects of Pressure on Behavior of Daphnia Magna/ The Effects of Colloids on the Behavior of Paramecium

The objective of this research is to create three dimensional photographs and videos of daphnia interacting with their liquid environment in order to better understand how daphnia move and how they...   Details

The Global Twenty-Four Hour Economy

In view of the rise of high-speed data communication links, allowing call-center agents based in India to work online and in real time for corporations based in the United States, this project seeks...   Details

The Mechanisms Responsible for the Eletricity Producing Biofilms formed by Shewanella oneidnsis

The objective of this research project is to identify genes that are involved in biofilm formation in the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. This bacterium is able to form biofilms on metal oxide...   Details

The Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (MCIG) Cemetery Project

Excavations conducted the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery or Potters Field on the Milwaukee County Grounds, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin uncovered, documented and removed 987 adult, 568 subadults and...   Details

The Names of the Lost: The (In)Visibility of the Deported, 1945-2013

This project considers the ways that advocates were able to publicize the cases of individual immigrants before 1965. With the rise of the term "illegal alien" after Operation Wetback (1952054) and...   Details

The Origins of the Modern Detective Novel in Spain

One of the basic characteristics of detective fiction in Spain is a criticism of authority (in particular the police and government); obviously, such was not permitted under the dictatorship of...   Details

The Permanent Campaign

This project will track domestic presidential travel to account "political" patterns that reflect electoral considerations. The guiding hypotheses are (1) that presidential travel is predictable on...   Details

The Role of Hippocampally-synthesized Estradiol in Learning and Memory in Female Mice

The objectives of this study are to better understand the role that hippocampally-synthesized estradiol plays in regulating hippocampal learning and memory. The project will use female mice to...   Details

The Structure of Wild-Type Human Renalase in Complex with Catechols

In 2006 Desir et al., discovered a enzyme that is produced in kidney, brain and heart tissue. This enzyme, named renalase, has the ability to lower blood pressure for sustained periods. In vitro data...   Details

The Theory of Sectoral Clashes Revisited

The recent volatility in oil prices has brought into the limelight the importance of the mineral sector in shaping global economic welfare.This project examines the interactions between economics and...   Details

The Tiger Behavior Analysis Research Labratory

My lab is involved in clinical research related to the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders exhibited by children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These disorders include...   Details

The development of reasoning in early childhood

This project examines the development of generalization: How do children use information they learn in one context (e.g., a classroom) to make broader generalizations? We ask this question by...   Details

The effect of age on force-time curve parameters of isometric grip strength trials

The Force-Time Curve (F-T Curve) Test includes the slopes of force-generation phase and force-decay phase of force-time curve generated when performing a 10-second isometric grip contraction....   Details

The molecular basis of thymoquinone protection against beta-amyloid peptide toxicity

Beta-amyloid (Abeta) is central to Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been shown to reduce Abeta toxicity in cell culture. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms...   Details

The relative roles of competition and facilitation in structuring plant communities

We are looking for a full-time field assistant, from May to late August, 2011. The research project examines how both competition and facilitation operate in plant communities, and at what point each...   Details

Theory Development for the Optimized Hierarchical Microstructures of Composites

The objective of the proposed research is on the robust evaluation, prediction, and identification of the performance of metallic composites. Specifically, we focus on the structural and mechanical...   Details

Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of nitrite reduction by the enzyme ccNiR

We are interested in the enzymes that some bacteria use to catalyze ammonia-nitrite interconversion, an ecologically important process. In the bacterium S. oneidensis, Nitrite reduction to ammonia...   Details

Towards Automated Understanding of Health Questions to Create New Conversational Agents

We are doing research to create new text messaging-based automated systems to provide health information and respond to questions. This work involves assessing the information needs of target...   Details

Training Behavioral Activation and Functional Analytic Psythotherapy Online

This project is focused on the online training of psychologists in effective treatments. This project concerned with the use of modern computer technology to make the training of psychologists as...   Details

Transgenic zebrafish as a Tool for Looking at the Effects of Environmental Toxicants on Development

We use gene trapping to create transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins in different cells or tissues during developments. The light emitted by the fluorescent protein allows one to...   Details

Treadmill Stepping in Infants with Spina Bifida

Objective 1. Establish stepping trajectories across the first year of life for infants with SB. Objective 2. Determine sensory enhancements that result in increased stepping frequencies for...   Details

Understanding Multi-Level Barriers to Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Older Adults

This project addresses our limited knowledge of the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors associated with reduced physical activity and relative impacts of these factors on cardiovascular...   Details

Understanding Southeast Asian Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A Q-Methodology Study.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant problem in the U.S. as about 4.8 million women each year experience physical assaults and rapes. Womens experiences of IPV can have long-term harmful...   Details

Understanding the accessibility needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Continuing the R2D2 Center's ongoing research concerning people with disabilities and the accessibility of the environment through universal design, this opportunity will introduce this student to...   Details

Using Satellite Imagery to Determine Ground-Level Aerosol Pollution on Cloudy-Days

Pollution aerosols have an adverse effect on human health and the environment. These tiny solid or liquid atmospheric particles are thus an important quantity to measure. In areas where ground-level...   Details

Using an educational game on I-Pad to promote learning motivation

This project uses an educational game featured on I-Pad to increase learning motivation and performance. Specifically, we are going to investigate if competition or collaboration (and what types of...   Details

Validate a Newly-Developed Quantitative Spasticity Measure

Although the impact of spasticity on activities of daily living is profound, available assessment tools that quantify the severity of spasticity are lacking. This project aims to validate elbow angle...   Details

Weather Forecasting - Applied Research and Operations

A program called Innovative Weather (see www.innovativeweather.com) exists on campus that makes real-time weather forecasts for a set of southeastern Wisconsin clients (including entities like We...   Details

Weight and weddings: An examination of the influence of the wedding industry on weight ideals and shape management

The "Weight and Weddings" project series investigates (1) the ideal body shape constructed by adults on the marriage market, (2) the weight management behaviors (e.g., exercise, food choice, dieting,...   Details

What We Can Say and How We Can Say It

There are dozens of basic principles that affect what you can say, what you can know, and the conditions under which you can use and talk about what you know in the world's constitutions. This...   Details

What is the English Education Methods Course in the 21st Century?

This study investigates how English teacher candidates are being prepared to teach secondary English language arts in a changing political, economic, and cultural context. The researchers in this...   Details

Wind turbine research

Wind energy is one of the important renewable sources of the energy for 21st century. This project focuses mainly on the turbine blade design for residential wind turbines. The project will consist...   Details

Wisconsin Farm Oral History Project

Nicknamed the Dairy State, with over 78,000 farms from Bayfield to Kenosha, Wisconsin is one of the most agriculturally prolific states in the country. The Wisconsin Farms Oral History project, an...   Details

Work with Marine Robots

Undergraduate research positions are available in my lab to work on our amphibious robot project. LMAR - the Lake Michigan Amphibious Robot - is our working prototype vehicle. It is designed to be...   Details

Zebrafish as a Model System for Studying Skeletal Deformities in Humans

We use zebrafish as a model system for studying how gene products and environmental factors interact to cause defects in the skeletal system. We have isolated mutant fish with a high rate of...   Details

Zebrafish as a Model for Studying Neurodegeneration and Dementias in Humans

We use zebrafish as a model system for looking at how genes and environment interact to cause defects in the nervous system. We are particularly interested in how exposure of embryos to common...   Details