Woman have historically been under-represented in the mathematical sciences. The goal of EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education)
is strengthening the ability of women students, especially those in
minority groups, to successfully complete graduate programs in the
mathematical sciences. EDGE has operated a successful summer bridge
program for more than ten years. Continued mentoring has always been an
essential ingredient of the summer program, and EDGE expanded
its mentoring component to include regional Mentoring Clusters. EDGE@ISU is a regional EDGE Mentoring Clusters founded in 2010.
EDGE@ISU is began as a joint program between mathematics and statistics but is currently primarily mathematics. EDGE@ISU includes graduate students, post-doctoral associates and faculty in the Iowa State University Departments of Mathematics. EDGE@ISU also welcomes undergradate women interest in math. The cluster is led by Leslie Hogben; for questions about the cluster please contact Leslie.
The EDGE Mentoring Clusters
address the need for continued mentoring for advanced graduate
students, post-doctoral associates, and junior faculty. The
clusters facilitate the mentoring of junior women by senior women and
the mentoring of graduate students by faculty. The cluster gatherings
and relationships provide members with a forum to discuss academic and
non-academic issues that may impact their careers.