The EDGE Summer Program is a four-week, residential session that takes place at a different university each year. Program participants attend daily lectures in subjects such as Algebra, Measure Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis. EDGE coursework is designed to prepare participants for graduate research and qualification exams, while also providing practical experience in a rigorous academic setting. Participants delve deeper into these subjects through collaborative daily problem sessions, with guidance from EDGE mentors, who are current graduate students and often EDGE alumnae.
Research presentations, colloquia, and community-building events fill out the program. Past EDGE participants attend the Annual Summer Symposium, a conference held during the Program, to present research and network with current participants, mentors, and facilitators. During the Difficult Dialogues sessions, participants examine equity and identity within the mathematics profession. The personal and professional network built during the Program serves as a support structure for the EDGE participant cohort throughout their graduate studies and beyond.