# Directed Reading Program

**When? Where?** Click here for a link to the current semester (Spring 2024).

**What is it?** The Directed Reading Program (DRP) in the UW Madison Department of Mathematics pairs undergraduate students with graduate mentors for semester-long independent studies. During the semester, the student will work through a mathematical text and meet weekly to discuss it with their mentor. The original DRP was started by graduate students at the University of Chicago over a decade ago, and has had immense success. It has since spread to many other math departments who are members of the DRP Network.

**Why be a student?**

- Learn about exciting math from outside the mainstream curriculum!
- Prepare for future reading and research, including REUs!
- Meet other students interested in math!

**Why be a mentor?**

- Practice your mentorship skills!
- It strengthens our math community!
- Solidify your knowledge in a subject!

**Current Organizers:** Ivan Aidun, Allison Byars, Jake Fiedler, John Spoerl

### Requirements

At least one hour per week spent in a mentor/mentee setting. Students spend about two hours a week on individual study, outside of mentor/mentee meetings. At the end, students give a 10-12 minute presentation at the end of the semester introducing their topic.

### How to apply

Check out the page for the Fall 2023 semester of DRP. For project ideas, you may find it helpful to view the past semesters.

### Questions?

Contact us at drp-organizers@g-groups.wisc.edu