This quarter-long program was modeled after the GULP
program run by the local AWM Chapter
(and loosely on the Directed Reading Program network
). It consists of small groups of advanced undergraduate students who are curious about algebra, algebraic geometry, or number theory. Each group will explore a topic in one of these subjects under the mentorship of one of our graduate students. At the end of the quarter, the mentees will give a short presentation of what they learned at a pizza party sponsored by the faculty.
By participating in this program, undergraduates get to learn more about a topic in algebra, algebraic geometry, or number theory; gain experience presenting mathematical ideas to their peers; and bond with a graduate student who has experience working as a mathematician.
At the same time, the graduate
students get the opportunity to
practice pedagogical skills using material familiar to them.
in the group would be happy to advise/help with curriculum design.