With the support of the National Science Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The EDGE Program accepted its first cohort in 1998. Bryn Mawr College hosted that first group of 8 students. Bryn Mawr College and Spelman College had alternated hosting the summer program until 2003 when, for the first time, the program was held at Pomona College. In each year’s pages, you will find the range of participants, instructors, mentors and other mathematicians deeply committed to seeing the goals of the program realized.