The Directed Reading Program in Math


The Directed Reading Program (DRP) in Mathematics at Stony Brook is an opportunity 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!


We are accepting applications now until Sunday, December 23 for Spring of 2019. Apply here!

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

Have something else that you'd like to learn about? Tell us here!

Graduate Students

If you're a graduate student who's interested in mentoring, please fill out the application here!


If you have any questions, please email