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 entrypoint 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. Facultyguided 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 other independent research 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 ugresearch@math.uga.edu.
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.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Many UGA Mathematics faculty members engage in Experiential Learning projects with undergraduates.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GROUPS
The UGA Department of Mathematics sponsors a number of undergraduate research groups (listed below with faculty mentors):

Mathematics of Card Shuffling (Leonard Chastkofsky)

Applied Mathematics: Control and Optimization (Weiwei Hu)

Mathematical Physics (Gary Iliev)

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing (Lin Mu)

Topology (Trenton Schirmer)

Number Theory and Combinatorics (Robert Schneider, Graduate student mentor: Matthew Just)

Computational and Experimental Number Theory (Robert Schneider, Graduate student mentor in Mathematics: Tyler Genao, Graduate student mentor in Computer Science: Neelima Pulagam)

Mathematics and Music (Robert Schneider, Graduate student mentor: Jack Wagner)

Mathematics of Outer Space (Robert Schneider)

Mathematics of Trading (Qing Zhang)
CURO
The UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers University of Georgia undergraduates the opportunity to engage in facultymentored 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.