Student Success Story: Matthew Phillips

Each year, UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Research provides Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) awards to support full-time undergraduate students in summer research or creative projects – an initiative that continues this year, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SURF awards are available to students in all majors at all UConn campuses. A faculty committee representing various schools and colleges reviews the students’ project proposals, and SURF award recipients are chosen through a competitive process. Each SURF award winner is supervised by a UConn faculty member.

This summer, UConn Today will once again take a look at various 2021 SURF scholars and their work.

Name: Matthew Phillips

Hometown: Broad Brook

Year: Rising Senior

Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences & Psychological Sciences

Summer research project: Phillips is exploring the temporal processing deficit in people who stutter with his faculty mentor Emily Myers, an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate