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Learn about Undergraduate Research at UWM

If you are an undergraduate at UWM and want to get involved in faculty research, we have developed this video to help you with your first steps. Watch the video and get in touch with us with any questions.

Anne Barlas

Anne, a 2017 mechanical engineering graduate, did research as an undergrad on ways to combat phosphorus pollution in the Great Lakes.

Erin Whitney

Erin Whitney is a UWM Student Artist in Residence at Chai Point Senior Living in Milwaukee. Erin lives at the senior living center and spends her days creating art and building relationships with her elderly housemates. The Student Artist in Residence program is the brainchild of UWM Professor Anne Basting, a 2016 MacArthur genius.

Tyler Raphael

Tyler Raphael talks about his work with Professor John Berges developing a mathematical model for phytoplankton cell death.

Angelica Sanchez

Angelica Sanchez (Conservation and Environmental Science) talks about undergraduate research in which she took part on soil productivity in Kenya.

Lily Chapman

Lily Chapman talks about studying the effects of acid rain on ancient ruins.

2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium!!

Check out this new video by architecture student Eli Liebenow about the 2018 campus research Symposium!  It was a fun and fascinating event!!

Research Creates Self-Healing Wind Turbines

UWM researcher Ryo Amano has developed a wind turbine blade that can independently repair cracks caused from weathering and use.

Immersive Media Lab Explores The Educational Value of VR

UWM’s Immersive Media Lab researches how Virtual Reality can be used to demonstrate and explain certain scientific processes through visualization.

Research Improves Health of Urban Beach Ecosystem

For over a decade, the McLellan lab has gathered data from South Shore Beach studying E. coli, in the water. Professor Sandra McLellan of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences explains how discoveries in her lab led to the cleanup of Bradford Beach.