General Information:
The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is a new program in the math department that pairs interested undergraduates and graduates students for independent study projects. Selected undergraduates will work with graduate students to read a particular math book or paper over the semester.

Why should you do this program?

  • Gain one-on-one mentoring from a current graduate student.
  • Get to know other students and mentors at (virtual) DRP social events.
  • Learn some cool math outside the standard curriculum.
  • Learn background material for future reading course or research project.
  • Develop a topic for junior paper or senior thesis.

Fall 2021 Program Dates:
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 9 by 5pm.
We will start pairing as many undergraduates and graduate students as possible on Friday, September 10. The application will remain open for another week, but students who apply after this deadline will not be given priority.

Students who applied by the deadline should recieve an email by Monday September 13, and plan to have their first meeting in the next week.
We will be in touch by September 24 to check if you and your mentor have found a mutually agreeable project.

End of the semester symposium will be Monday, December 6 at 12-2pm: undergraduates will give a short (15 minute) presentation on their project.

Final reports will be due by January 8.


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