NIMBioS Hosts 2024 EDGE Summer Program

We’re thrilled to announce that the National Institute for Modeling Biological Systems (NIMBioS) is hosting the 2024 Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Summer Program!  EDGE empowers women and gender nonconforming mathematicians from diverse backgrounds to excel in their PhD journeys. For over 25 years, EDGE has been a hub for diversity in mathematics.

Beginning in June, participants will engage in workshops covering algebra, analysis, measure theory, and computational topics. These courses are designed to prepare students for the rigor of graduate studies and qualifying exams. Collaborative problem-solving sessions, colloquia, and presentations encourage participation and exciting discussions. 

Members of our community are helping create a great experience for students, including these folks who are giving talks throughout the month: NIMBioS Assistant Director of Grant Development, Dr. Anne M. Ho, Director of Data Sciences and AI, Dr. Belinda Akpa, UTK’s Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, and UTK’s Associate Head for Math Majors and Minors, Dr. Joan Lind. 

Happening later in June, The EDGE Summer Symposium, a two-day event, features research talks, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, bringing together participants, mentors, and members of the mathematics community.

At NIMBioS, we’re committed to supporting initiatives like EDGE that promote diversity and inclusivity in STEM. We are so excited to host this program and meet all of the participants!  Stay tuned for updates throughout the month of June. 

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