The UGA Mathematics Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is committed to supporting undergraduates with an interest in research. We have a number of faculty and graduate students who regularly engage in mentoring undergraduates, and a variety of options through which students may pursue their mathematical interests.
Our standard entry-point for undergraduate researchers is the UGA Mathematics Directed Reading Program (DRP), which pairs undergraduates with graduate student mentors to research topics of their mutual interest. The DRP is a beneficial collaboration for both the undergraduate and their mentor.
After delving into new topics with graduate student mentors, some undergraduates may seek deeper study of a particular field with a faculty mentor. Other students may already have specialized interests and seek faculty mentorship right away, or strike up a research collaboration organically. Faculty-guided URP projects can be undertaken in partnership with the UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO), and/or satisfy Experiential Learning requirements, and/or count for course credit in an Undergraduate Research Group or as an independent study project (with some limitations regarding satisfying major/minor requirements).
The UGA Mathematics URP is very flexible. We are here to support undergraduate curiosity, innovation and creativity in mathematics. Whether you want to find new approaches to applied problems, or explore the universe of pure mathematics, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Resources for Undergraduates
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The UGA Mathematics Undergraduate Research Program (URP) has many faculty and postdocs interested to mentor and collaborate with undergraduates.
DIRECTED READING PROGRAM
The UGA Mathematics Directed Reading Program (DRP) pairs undergraduates with mathematics graduate student mentors to research topics of their mutual interest. (see list below)
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GROUPS
The UGA Department of Mathematics sponsors a number of undergraduate research groups (listed below with faculty coordinators):
Mathematics of Card Shuffling Research Group (Leonard Chastkofsky)
Mathematical Physics Research Group (Gary Iliev)
Applied Mathematics Research Group (Lin Mu)
Topology Research Group (Trenton Schirmer)
Number Theory Research Group (Robert Schneider)
Mathematics of Outer Space Lab (Robert Schneider)
Mathematics of Trading Research Group (Qing Zhang)
The UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers University of Georgia undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA – even students in their first year.
National Science Foundation REU
The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
American Mathematical Society REU
Here you will find information about the AMS Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs.