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.
UMass iCons Faculty, Jared Starr, was named a 2018-19 UMass Sustainability Curriculum Fellow. Fellows will meet once a month during the academic year to share knowledge and learn about available resources on campus related to sustainability. They will offer feedback to each other on integrating sustainability into lesson plans. Jared's primary interest in applying was to meet more faculty on campus that work on sustainability research in order to connect a broader network of faculty collaborators to iCons 1 students working on case studies that align with faculty interests.
"iCons will always be a way of life for me, and the iCons program will continue to inform my most important career decisions. I will forever see the world through the lens of an iCons student. I have high expectations for myself going forward, and I have high expectations for all those who graduate from the iCons program at UMass Amherst. May our combined efforts be for the benefit of all." ---- Kurt Schultz
iCons junior and NRC major, Eric Wuesthoff, has been selected as 1 of only 2 UMass Amherst undergraduates to win the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Please join us in congratulating him!