Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is an RTG program of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. DRP pairs undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to undertake independent projects in mathematics. Any undergraduate student may apply for DRP and, if accepted, will be assigned an appropriate graduate mentor. The student and the mentor will agree on a project. It can be based on reading through a book or an article, but the project is not limited to such things. The DRP student is required to have an hour-long weekly meeting with his or her mentor to discuss progress towards the goal of the project. Approximately four hours of independent work by the student is expected between meetings. At the end of the semester, the group of DRP participants will meet, and each DRP student will give a 15 minute talk on the semester's work. More information can be found at the DRP website Our contact email is: