The Directed Research/Reading (DRR) Program

Are you interested in doing a project with a MAT faculty member? If so, applying to the Directed Research/Reading (DRR) program is something you should seriously consider!

The DRR mission is to: (1) enhance student learning experience, and (2) recognize students who successfully complete the project. The project involved could be an original research project, or a reading project (exploring advanced topics beyond what is taught in classes). 

To apply to DRR:

  • Find a MAT faculty member who agrees to mentor you in a project (research or reading). The project should last for at least one semester.
  • Email the MAT Chair ( to apply to DRR. Ask your faculty mentor to write a letter of recommendation and email it to the MAT Chair.
  • Once accepted, you will be notified.
  • At the end of your project, you will need to submit a report on your project.

If you have questions, please contact Hei-Chi Chan (

Keywords: undergraduate research experience, reading projects, research projects

DRR Alumni

  • Maria Corpuz, Spring 2023. Project title: Mathematical Modeling for Improved HIV Drug Effectiveness: Targeting Latent CD4 T Cells. Faculty Mentor: Prof. Liang Kong.