The Directed Reading Program in Math


The Directed Reading Program (DRP) in Mathematics at Stony Brook is an opportunity every other semester for undergraduates to explore advanced mathematical topics through individually-focused pairings with a graduate student mentor.

Starting from the first week of the semester, and ending two weeks prior to finals, undergraduate mentees will select a text and meet with their mentor for an hour every week to work towards a mathematical goal that they choose. At the end of the program we will host a ceremony in which participants will give 10 - 15 minute presentations on the material that they have covered.

The DRP is an excellent chance for you to experience research mathematics and learn more about topics that you might otherwise not see, and we hope that you'll apply!


The application for Spring 2021 is now available! We will be accepting applications until January 10, 2021.

A Few Possible Project Ideas:

Convex Geometry

Knots and Links

Brownian Motion and Probability

Projective Geometry

Elliptic Curves

Dynamical Billiards

Hyperbolic Geometry

Harmonic Analysis and PDEs

To see currently available projects, click here!

Graduate Students

For graduate students who are interested in mentoring undergraduates: Fill out this form


If you have any questions, please email