Directed Reading Program

What is the Directed Reading Program (DRP)?

Our Directed Reading Program (DRP) offers enthusiastic, highly-motivated undergraduate Math majors the opportunity to learn advanced math topics in a structured, research-like environment. Participants spend a semester on an independent math project under the supervision of a graduate student mentor. Projects often take one of the following forms:

  • An introduction to a subject not covered by the departmental coursework.
  • An in-depth reading of a particular theorem or set of theorems.
  • A more advanced treatment of a standard subject.

The only real guideline is that the project should not consist entirely of material covered by the standard departmental coursework.

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