Behind the Scenes of the DRP
The Directed Reading Program is an independent activity run completely by graduate students under the loose supervision of Peter May, although funding comes from departmental grants (see below). This includes soliciting applications, creating student-mentor pairings, coordinating the presentations, and arranging for the appropriate payments/reimbursements.
The Directed Reading Program has no relationship with the undergraduate mathematics teaching program. In particular, John Boller, Jitka Stehnova, and Robert Fefferman have no involvement with the program and do not receive information about student (or mentor) participation and performance in the program.
Current DRP Committee Members
- Santiago Chaves Aguilar
- Xiaodong Chen
- Joshua Mundinger
- Colin Aitken
Until the 2010-2011 academic year (inclusive), the Directed Reading Program was funded through the VIGRE grant. See the University of Chicago Mathematics Department VIGRE grant page for more details. From the 2011-2012 academic year onward, the program has been funded by general funds for the mathematics department.