Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Projects

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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Archaeology and Osteology of the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery

Organization and inventory of the recently acquired pauper cemetery human remains, artifacts, and associated records. This recently acquired collection consists of over 1600 individuals buried on the...   Details

Assembling Breast Cancer: Activism, Science, and the Environment

The objective of this project is to understand the ways in which U.S. environmental breast cancer activism and the environmental health sciences have influenced and continue to influence one another....   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

Attenuation of Muscle Atrophy with Treatment by Near-Infrared Light

The purpose of a number of studies in the Human Performance Laboratory is to determine the therapeutic efficacy of near-infrared light in attenuating muscle cell apoptosis and muscle atrophy. The rat...   Details

Backstory: The History of the US Daytime Soap Opera

The daytime soap opera has been a popular and persistent form of U.S. television programming throughout the medium's history (and before, with a long history of radio soap opera preceeding it)....   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 I am looking for someone who can help...   Details

Beer Beasts: Anheuser Busch and it's use of animals in advertising

I would like to do an analysis of Anheuser Busch's use of animals in their advertising campaigns. They have used everything from Clydesdales, to Spuds McKenzie (dog), to talking frogs, to their...   Details

Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Problems

Student will work with one of several projects involving young children with feeding disorders who have come to the Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (NOTE: these...   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

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