Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is an opportunity for Princeton undergraduates to work one-on-one with a graduate student for a semester-long independent project (note: this program is not for course credit). The program is open to undergraduates of any year and major who are interested in exploring a mathematical topic in-depth over the course of a semester. Participating in the DRP is a great way to explore mathematics and discover/pursue your personal interests. Students who are new to math or who are underrepresented in the mathematics community are especially encouraged to participate.

DRP participants are paired with grad student mentors based on their interests, and a project topic is chosen by the mentor and the mentee together, in collaboration with the DRP committee. Examples of DRP projects at other schools can be found here or here. Mentors and mentees meet once per week for one hour, and students should expect to work about 3 hours on their own time each week. The program culminates in an opportunity for the DRP participants to share their projects with the math community. 

The DRP is an excellent way to receive personal attention and mentorship in your study of mathematics. The DRP also fosters social and academic connections between undergraduates and graduate students in the mathematics community. We encourage all interested students to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Click here to sign up for the Directed Reading Program!