Enhancing Diversity & Graduate Excellence in Science
The EDGES program in the College of Science seeks to increase success for graduate students in STEM fields, to enrich the academic environment for the campus community, and to broaden the STEM workforce.
This program aims to recruit, retain, and promote the success of outstanding doctoral students who have the potential to enhance the diversity of their academic fields and departments. This award is open to incoming graduate students and is active for five years or until the student graduates. EDGES Fellows receive a monetary award (up to $10,000 per fellow) and participate in supported cohort-based activities. Activities include professional development events, panel discussions, peer mentoring, and social activities.
Application deadline: 3/27/23 by 5pm
Monetary awards are divided into two allocations:
- An up-front disbursement of 50% of the award amount to assist with a student’s transition to graduate school, and
- A second allocation of 50% of the award amount that can be drawn on for research and professional development (RPD) expenses. The RPD funds can be spent any time during the award period.
Committee ChairPearl Sandick
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
EDGES Committee Student Representative, Physics & AstronomyAmaya Sinha
EDGES Committee Student Representative, ChemistryHector Torres
Associate Dean of Student AffairsVahe Bandarian
EDGES Committee Student Representative, Physics & AstronomyAbigail Coker
Director of Special ProjectsCassie Slattery
EDGES Committee Student Representative, MathematicsSandra Rodriguez
BiologyShannon Nielsen - Graduate Program Coordinator