UWM is nationally recognized for undergraduate research and, as a top-tier research university, there are more than 1,000 undergrad research opportunities offered each year.
About half of UWM students graduate with some kind of research experience, which can involve data gathering, interviewing, data analysis, coding and more. Many research opportunities are paid and some involve travel. For students planning to go to grad school, research is a particularly great way to stand out as an applicant and prepare for the rigors of grad school.
How to Get Involved in Undergrad Research at UWM
Current students interested in being part of a faculty-led research project can search more than 500 projects on UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) site, then select which ones you’re interested in. OUR staff will reach out and, if it seems like a good fit, connect you with a faculty research mentor.
If you’re an incoming student, you can apply for the UR@UWM Summer Research program, which pairs a select number of incoming students with researchers on campus for four weeks. Students spend 25-35 hours a week on their research projects, and meet twice a week with other summer researchers. Participating students get room and board as well as a $1,000 stipend. (There is no cost to the student.)