Applications for Fall 2018 will
open in September.
The Directed Reading Program (DRP) pairs undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to pursue an independent reading project throughout the semester. Typically, an undergraduate student would follow a textbook or a paper, and the graduate student would play the role of a mentor. It is up to each pair to decide how frequently to meet and discuss the content. At the end of the semester, the student is encouraged to give a presentation (or write a report) about the project to solidify and pass on their understanding.
This type of program started at the University of Chicago over a decade ago, and has had immense success. It has since spread to many other math departments. The DRP at Brown began in Spring 2017.
It will help further interactions between undergraduate and graduate students, hence strengthening our math community.