EDGES Graduate Fellowship

 E.D.G.E.S


Enhancing Diversity and Graduate Student Educational Success

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 provides funds (up to $10,000 per student) to recruit, retain, and promote the success of outstanding doctoral students who have the potential to contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and departments. Awards can be spent any time for up to five years after acceptance, or until the student graduates, whichever comes first.

Fellowship Application Process

All students accepted to a department's graduate program will be invited to apply to this program, and priority for awards will be given to admitted students seeking Ph.D. training.

The application includes two parts - one from the graduate admissions committee, and an accompanying part from the student. Application packages can be sent in any time following acceptance, with a final deadline of April 26, 2021.

Graduate Student portion of application:
Admitted students who wish to apply will submit a statement (500 words or fewer) that describes their potential to enhance diversity, broadly interpreted. Examples include: describing experiences as a member of an underrepresented group or a first-generation college student; or describing a record of sustained commitment to enhancing diversity in science.

Graduate Admissions Committee portion of application: a single pdf containing the following two items:

  • The admitted student's complete graduate school application packet
  • A statement from the department's graduate admission chair confirming that the student has been admitted to the graduate program, and specifying if the applicant seeks a Ph.D. or a M.S.
Submit application packages (as a pdf file) to lindsey@science.utah.edu

 

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Graduate Research Opportunities

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The University of Utah continues to develop groundbreaking research on a local, national, and international level. In addition to the U’s diverse research portfolio, the institution is also a catalyst for economic growth and innovation, creating over 280 spin-out companies—and 16,000 jobs – from the university’s inventions and technologies (BEBR Report, 2011). With the determination and support of our research community, the University of Utah will continue to develop cutting-edge research to enhance the lives of current and future generations to come.

 


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Graduate School Faculty

Faculty Profiles


Meet Your Mentors.

   

 

Jamie Gagnon, Biology

A Vermont native, Gagnon arrived at the University of Utah in January 2018 from Harvard. Previous to that he earned a PhD from Brown University and a BS from Worcester Polytechnic west of Boston.

In Utah Gagnon went from post-doc to principal investigator and Assistant Professor of Biology. In his lab at the Center for Cell and Genome Science, Gagnon curates 10,000 fish in 1,000 controlled tanks carefully labeled for experiments.

 

 

 

Ming Hammond, Chemistry

Pearl earned her PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Weinberg Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before joining the University of Utah in 2011.

Her research interests are in particle physics beyond the Standard Model, including possible explanations for the dark matter in the universe.

Pearl currently serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs as the College moves forward on many new academic fronts.

 

 

 

Ming Hammond, Chemistry

A Vermont native, Gagnon arrived at the University of Utah in January 2018 from Harvard. Previous to that he earned a PhD from Brown University and a BS from Worcester Polytechnic west of Boston.

In Utah Gagnon went from post-doc to principal investigator and Assistant Professor of Biology. In his lab at the Center for Cell and Genome Science, Gagnon curates 10,000 fish in 1,000 controlled tanks carefully labeled for experiments.

 

 

 

Pearl Sandick, Physics

Pearl earned her PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Weinberg Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before joining the University of Utah in 2011.

Her research interests are in particle physics beyond the Standard Model, including possible explanations for the dark matter in the universe.

Pearl currently serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs as the College moves forward on many new academic fronts.

 

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Graduate School Application Process

Graduate Students

A broad range of graduate programs up through and including the Ph.D. is offered through the individual departments. For information on individual graduate programs in each area, visit the departmental website.

Masters of Science Degree for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST)

The MSSST degree is tailored specifically for certified secondary school teachers in mathematics and science. This program aims to help practicing teachers acquire a deeper and broader science background.

Professional Masters of Science and Technology (PMST)

The PMST degree is a professional, non-thesis, interdisciplinary program that combines graduate studies in science and mathematics with skills from other professional domains, such as business, communication and management.

Masters of Science in Computational Engineering and Science (CES)

The CES degree is an interdisciplinary program that provides experience in the computational solution of scientific or engineering problems, including an understanding of the scientific context of the problem, the mathematical modeling of the problem, the choice of mathematical and numerical methodology, the selection of computer architecture and algorithms, and the visual and/or statistical rendering of computational results.

 


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