Directed Reading Program
Spring 2019 Presentations
Join us at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 23 in Stevenson 1206 to see Vanderbilt’s very first DRP presentations!
- Yan Xu, “Manifold, metric and simple physics”
- Connor Lehmacher, “Group Theory and Point Set Topology”
- Marcus Min, “Interesting properties of logic systems”
- Elijah Sheridan, “Group Theory and Noether’s Theorem”
- Kevin Gomez, “Möbius inversion and arithmetic functions”
Apply here for the Spring 2019 program.
Delve into math with a mentor
The math club will pilot a Directed Reading Program in Spring 2019. The program, like similar programs at MIT and The University of Chicago, provides motivated students with an opportunity to learn in a more personalized manner with a mentor.
- Choose a topic or book that interests you
- Learn at your own pace
- Work one-on-one with a mentor
How does it work?
Based on your application, we will pair you with a graduate student mentor who we think would be a good fit. You and your mentor will decide on a suitable book (or other reading material, like lecture notes or journal articles) to read. You will explore the reading throughout the semester and prepare a presentation at the end.
By enrolling for the DRP, you commit to
- At least one hour per week of meeting time with your mentor
- At least four hours per week of independent work
- Give a presentation (10-20 minutes) over your work at the end of the semester