EDGE: A Mathematics Program for Women

EDGE quilt
The EDGE Program is sponsored by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities.

2014 Summer Session

The most recent EDGE summer program was held June 2-27, 2014 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA; Dr. Talithia Williams was the local director. A $3,000 stipend plus travel, room and board was awarded to participants.

Sponsoring Organizations

Harvey Mudd College
Iowa State University
Microsoft Research
Morehouse College
National Science Foundation
Pomona College
Rutgers University

Unwavering Commitment to Diversity

EDGE seeks to create, identify and disseminate programs and strategies that improve the persistence of women and minority graduate students, and contribute to the development of a diverse mathematical community.

Former Summer Session Host Institutions

The first EDGE summer session was at Bryn Mawr College in 1998 and the location alternated between Bryn Mawr and Spelman Colleges until 2003 when it moved to Pomona College. Since then Florida A&M University, Harvey Mudd College, New College of Florida, North Carolina A&T State University, and North Carolina State University have hosted the summer session.

EDGE is …

strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences

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