The UMass Amherst iCons program prepares our best undergraduates to be problem solvers, leaders and innovators in science and technology. iCons faculty recruit top tier students across a diverse range of science and engineering disciplines to identify global problems and find cutting edge solutions. The iCons program positions students for high achievement in graduate school and in their careers.

News Highlights

iCons Alumna hosts Poster Workshop

iCons Alumna hosts Poster Workshop

  iCons students are so lucky to have iCons alumna, Hannah French return to campus on Saturday, April 7th to host a workshop on poster design.  Hannah is an educator herself and she knows the importance of presentation.  In this work session, Hannah will help iCons students think through their layout, choice of graphics, purpose, etc.  There will be a discussion about what makes an effective, beautiful poster and examples will be analyzed.  Read more about Hannah here.

iCons Works at Fall Workshop

A group of iCons students brainstorm at Fall Workshop

About 100 iCons scholars and applicants gathered in the Integrative Learning Center of UMass Amherst on Nov 9, 2017 for the annual iCons Fall Integrative Workshop.  They came to hear Dr. Jonathan Thon tell the story of how his start-up company Platelet Biogenesis came to be. Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program Director Justin Fermann introduced Thon to the crowd, telling the iCons students “we are here because we have work to do, and he’s got some problems we need to solve.”

Annual Mahoney Alumni Award Established for iCons Program Graduates

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has announced the establishment of the Mahoney Alumni Award for the iCons Program, an annual award bestowed to one alumna or alumnus of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program who demonstrates application of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills developed in the program, and who shows engagement and support of the iCons community since graduation.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 7 - 1:00pm

Integrated Sciences Bldg, Rm 329

Hannah French

iCons Alumna

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Sat, Apr 21 - 12:00pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Rm 221

iCons Alumni Network


Details to follow.

Fri, May 4 - 3:30pm

Integrated Sciences Bldg, Atrium & Auditorium

Fifth Element cohort

Fri, May 4 - 6:00pm


Fifth Element cohort


Details to follow.

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