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Special Programs for Undergraduates

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

An eight-week summer program for intensive study and research in mathematics for undergraduates. Courses are taught by UChicago math faculty members and mentored by graduate students. Participants write papers on topics they choose themselves, with guidance from mentors. Also offering the apprentice program aimed at freshmen or sophomores.

The primary contact is Peter May, and the secondary contact is Jitka Stehnova. This summer, the REU will take place June 20 – August 12, 2016, and the Apprentice Program June 20 – July 22, 2016, with the topics being Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, Probability, Logic, and Analysis.

Applications due February 19, 2016.

For more information, visit the REU homepage.

Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program is an initiative to pair undergraduate students with graduate student and junior faculty mentors to undertake independent study projects of various sizes and scopes. Undergraduates can apply for DRP positions and those who are selected will be paired with mentors according to their mathematical interests and availability.

For more information, visit the DRP homepage.