Mentoring Cluster

Woman have historically been underrepresented 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. 

is began as a joint program between mathematics and statistics but is currently primarily mathematics.  EDGE@ISU includes graduate students, postdoctoral 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, postdoctoral 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.

EDGE@ISU is assisted with the formation of the Iowa State University Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

EDGE@ISU Outreach

2012: EDGE@ISU at Science Center of Iowa's Girls in Science

2011: EDGE@ISU Presents: Mathematics and Statistics Opportunities for Undergraduates Conference webpage
mentoring lunch at conference

Web page maintained by Leslie Hogben                                                               EDGE@ISU received support from NSF DMS 0733887