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Mathematics

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] - location TBA)
  • A presentation on "How (not) to give a talk" (date/time/location TBA)
  • Final presentations by undergraduate participants (dates/times/locations TBA)
To participate in Fall 2020, see below.

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.
To apply to participate in Fall 2020: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

How to participate (graduate students) - Fall 2020

To be announced (by email)!


DRP Activities - Prior Semesters



Organizers

The DRP is organized by Kari Eifler and Taylor Brysiewicz, with faculty mentor Anne Shiu.

Resources

Project ideas from other DRPs can be found at the websites of the DRP Network, the Maryland DRP, and the University of Texas DRP.

Acknowledgment

The DRP is supported by the National Science Foundation (CAREER grant DMS-1752672), a Montague-CTE (Center for Teaching Excellence) Scholar grant, and a DRP Network mini-grant supported by the National Science Foundation (grant IUSE-1740143).