Department of Mathematics

Directed Reading Program


The directed reading program matches undergraduate students with graduate mentors to undertake independent reading projects throughout each semester. These projects will consist of reading a text and meeting with your mentor at least once a week for the duration of a semester or summer. Each project will culminate in a short public presentation on the work done.

The goal of the program is to give undergraduates an opportunity to study a topic in more detail and with more individual attention than is possible in a classroom setting, to give undergraduates experience explaining mathematical concepts in conversations and presentations, and to increase interaction between undergraduates and graduate students in the math department.

The program is run by a graduate student committee. For Spring 2023 the committee consists of Jack Cook ( Feel free to contact him with any questions you may have. For information about DRPs at other institutions see the Directed Reading Program Network.