Service and Diversity Activities (Cont.)

The CCMS will pursue funds to support minority graduate students / post-docs, and provide mentoring services to enhance their experience on campus.  Current campus diversity programs include:

  • The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) program, which provides academic and ongoing mentoring support to women entering graduate programs in mathematics, was held at Pomona College in 2008 (click here). Professor Ami Radunskaya (Math, Pomona) has been a director of the program for 9 years and plans to take overall leadership of the program if funding is continued.  The ongoing mentoring of the over 100 EDGE participants provides important links between Claremont and minority-serving institutions.
  • Southern California Mentoring Program.  This program is the result of the recognition of the power of tiered mentoring for graduate students and young faculty in the mathematical sciences.  This mentoring is especially important for members of minority groups, since these young mathematicians often feel isolated.  Initially funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation with additional support from USC and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), a network of over 50 young women in mathematics in the Southern California area has been formed, including graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty. 
  • Harvey Mudd College's Imagine Math program, developed for high-school math faculty and students, especially for the underrepresented.
  • CGU enrolls Scholars from the McNair Program, developed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for graduate studies.
  • CGU’s Minority Mentor Program focuses on retention of minority students and has served more than 2,000 students since it inception in 1994.

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