The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is a semester long, reading based mentoring program for undergraduate students run through the Department of Mathematical Sciences. We aim to enhance the mathematical and statistical community at Montana State University by increasing the accessibility to, and broadening the participation in, the mathematical sciences.

The program pairs interested undergraduate students with a graduate student mentor. Together, they decide on a project and select a book to read from. The pair meets each week to discuss the reading and address any concerns/confusion. The program culminates in a special seminar at the end of the semester, during which each undergraduate participant gives a short talk on what they learned throughout the course of the semester.

The DRP provides an excellent opportunity to explore mathematical/statistical interests and curiosities in a low stress environment. This is purely a volunteer based program; no credit will be given to either mentors or mentees for their participation.

If you are interested in participating in this program as either a mentor or mentee, we encourage you to apply! Please visit our application page for more information on how to apply. Applications for fall close September 1.