A Celebration of the EDGE Program’s Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond

  • Susan D'Agostino
  • Sarah Bryant
  • Amy Buchmann
  • Michelle Craddock Guinn
  • Leona Harris

Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Susan D’Agostino
    Pages 1-5
  3. The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Sarah Bryant, Jessica Spott
      Pages 9-18
    3. Sarah Bryant, Amy Buchmann, Michelle Craddock Guinn, Susan D’Agostino, Leona Harris
      Pages 19-29
    4. Alejandra Alvarado, Donatella Danielli, Rachel Davis, Zenephia Evans, Edray Herber Goins
      Pages 55-65
    5. Sarah Bryant, Amy Buchmann, Michelle Craddock Guinn, Susan D’Agostino, Leona Harris
      Pages 67-75
  4. Mathematics Inclusivity and Outreach Work

  5. Mathematics Teaching

  6. Mathematics Research

  7. Mathematical Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Carla D. Cotwright-Williams
      Pages 377-383
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 389-390

About this book


The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program began twenty years ago to provide support for women entering doctoral programs in the mathematical sciences. With a steadfast commitment to diversity among participants, faculty, and staff, EDGE initially alternated between Bryn Mawr and Spelman Colleges. In later years, EDGE has been hosted on campuses around the nation and expanded to offer support for women throughout their graduate school and professional careers. The refereed papers in A Celebration of the EDGE Program’s Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond range from short memoirs, to pedagogical studies, to current mathematics research. All papers are written by former EDGE participants, mentors, instructors, directors, and others connected to EDGE. Together, these papers offer compelling testimony that EDGE has produced a diverse new generation of leaders in the mathematics community. This volume contains technical and non-technical works, and it is intended for a far-reaching audience, including mathematicians, mathematics teachers, diversity officers, university administrators, government employees writing educational or science policy, and mathematics students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. By highlighting the scope of the work done by those supported by EDGE, the volume offers strong evidence of the American Mathematical Society’s recognition that EDGE is "a program that makes a difference.”

This volume offers unique testimony that a 20-year old summer program has expanded its reach beyond the summer experience to produce a diverse new generation of women leaders, nearly half of whom are underrepresented women. While some books with a women-in-math theme focus only on one topic such as research or work-life balance, this book's broad scope includes papers on mathematics research, teaching, outreach, and career paths. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Susan D'Agostino
    • 1
  • Sarah Bryant
    • 2
  • Amy Buchmann
    • 3
  • Michelle Craddock Guinn
    • 4
  • Leona Harris
    • 5
  1. 1.Science Writing Advanced Academic ProgramJohn Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceDickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBelmont UniversityNashvilleUSA
  5. 5.Division of Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of the District of ColumbiaWashington, DCUSA

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