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Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

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. 

Getting Started 

  • 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. 

Research Opportunities

  • After delving into new topics with graduate student DRP mentors, some undergraduates may seek deeper study of a particular field with a faculty or graduate student 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 other independent research project (with some limitations regarding satisfying major/minor requirements).

Explore Your Interests

  • 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

Undergraduate research is a student success activity offered by the Department of Mathematics.

Resources for Undergraduates


The UGA Mathematics Undergraduate Research Program (URP) has many faculty and postdocs interested to mentor undergraduates.


The UGA Mathematics Directed Reading Program (DRP) pairs undergraduates with mathematics graduate student mentors to research topics of their mutual interest.


Many UGA Mathematics faculty members engage in Experiential Learning projects with undergraduates.


The UGA Department of Mathematics sponsors a number of undergraduate research groups (listed below with faculty mentors):


The UGA Department of Mathematics' annual conference to highlight undergraduate research projects, as well as the work of our graduate student and faculty research mentors.


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.

MAA Undergraduate Research Resources

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has information about undergraduate research opportunities, as well as advice on preparing posters, presentations and papers, and other useful resources.

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.

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