# Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) gives undergraduates the opportunity to:- work one-on-one with a graduate mentor for the semester,
- learn an area of mathematics not covered in any course, and
- gain valuable presentation skills.

#### Requirements

The DRP pairs undergraduate students with graduate-student mentors for an independent reading course. Undergraduate participants are expected to:- meet once per week with the graduate-student mentor,
- work independently for approximately three hours between meetings, and
- give a 10- to 15-minute talk on their project at the end of the semester.

#### DRP Activities - Spring 2020

- Kick-off event (Jan. 21 at 5pm [mentors] and 5:30 [mentees] - Blocker 220)
- A presentation on "How (not) to give a talk" (Thursday, April 2 at 5pm - * online via Zoom *)
- Final presentations by undergraduate participants (April 20 and 23 and 27 at 5pm - * online via Zoom *)

- Soohee Bae (mentor: Mahmood Ettehad) - Data driven framework for dynamical system identification
- Dillon Berry (mentor: Joshua Goldstein) - The Foundations of Probability
- Alexander Crabtree (mentor: Erik Davis) - An Introduction to Simple Continued Fractions
- Riley Decker (mentor: Zheng Kuang) - Groups Isomorphic to a Proper Subgroup
- Thomas Dexter (mentor: Petr Naryshkin) - Isometries of the Hyperbolic Plane
- Alicia Duran (mentor: Kelly Maluccio) - TBA
- Thomas Flowers (mentor: Matthew Faust) - Quantum Graphs
- William Frendreiss (mentor: Agniva Dasgupta) - A new ordering of the rational numbers
- Jaqueline Gonzalez (mentor: Priyanga Ganesan) - One- and two-dimensional flows
- Daniel Kimble (mentor: John Weeks) - Quantum Error Correcting Codes
- Logan Perry (mentor: Amudhan Krishnaswamy-Usha) - Markov Chains and Their Applications
- Sofia Pineda (mentor: Mansi Bezbaruah) - Solvability and Algorithms
- Neel Reddy Pochareddy (mentor: Tushar Pandey) - Convex Optimization: From theory to the Endless Applications
- Fengqiao Wang (mentor: Haoshen Li) - Compute Geodesic Using Heat Method
- Jackson West (mentor: Changningphaabi Namoijam) - Basics of P-adic Analysis
- [Anonymous student] (mentor: Byeongsu Yu) - Random Walks and Catalan Numbers

** ** How to participate (undergraduates) - Fall 2020

We encourage applications from any undergraduate who:
- will be a sophomore, junior, or senior during the semester of the program, and
- has completed a year-long calculus sequence, and
- is interested in learning interesting mathematics outside of the classroom.

- complete the application for undergraduate students (Deadline: March 27, 2020), and
- register for Math 285 (Directed Studies), section 504, for 1 credit-hour.

#### How to participate (graduate students) - Fall 2020

To be announced (by email)!#### DRP Activities - Prior Semesters

- See here