Our Mission:

The EDGE Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to increase gender and racial diversity and equity in the mathematics community. Recognizing the centrality of mathematics in producing an innovative and effective U.S.scientific workforce, the EDGE Foundation promotes mathematical expertise especially in women graduate students and in professional mathematicians from underrepresented groups.

Our Guiding Principles:

This mission recognizes that we cannot separate the quest for equity and diversity in mathematics and science research from the task of bringing benefit and reducing harm to the human community and to the planet. Keeping in mind those who have historically been victims of technology and commerce, we encourage efforts to expand the benefits of STEM research and its applications to all.

Intensive Summer Program

The Summer program includes two four-week core courses; a mini-course on a selected area of mathematical research; and problem sessions aimed at preparing participants for graduate qualifying exams.

An Evolving, Multi-pronged Approach to Mentoring

Each year during the Summer Program we hold a two-day conference at the host institution. The conference includes activities designed to mentor graduate students and postdocs and is a critical component to the comprehensive mentoring offered by the EDGE Program. Both the current and previous year’s Summer Program participants attend the conference along with some recent PhD recipients in the EDGE Program.

“one of two programs that make a difference” — American Mathematical Society (2007)

A Proven Collaborative Program

Previous host institutions:

  • Howard University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Florida A & M State University
  • Pomona College
  • Morehouse College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • New College of Florida
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • Spelman College
  • Brown University
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities