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iCons is frequently in the news. Here you can view news highlights from our program, press clips from media coverage, upcoming iCons events, and musings in our blog.

News Highlights

Greco video abstract honored at MIT International Conference of Applied Energy

K Greco wins award for best video abstract at MIT Energy Conference

The iCons 3rd Axis alum Katharine Greco, is pursuing her PhD in chemical engineering at MIT.  She recently won the award for best video abstract at the MIT International Conference of Applied Energy in May 2019.

Katharine gave a talk at the conference on her research regarding next-gen energy storage materials, and produced an award-winning video abstract using all her iCons training in scientific communication. 

Moving on Up: iCons Graduates 6th Cohort

UMass iCons 2019 Graduating Class

The UMass Amherst iCons Program hosted a successful Senior Research Exposition for the 6th graduating cohort on May 2, 2019 in the Integrated Sciences Building. After posters, talks, and a cohort graduation ceremony, a select group attended the award ceremony in the Old Chapel. It was here that the UMass iCons Program announced the recipients of the annual Crowley-Nowick Award for iCons Student Leadership & Philanthropy and the Mahoney Alumni Award.

iCons Leaders Reflect on Crowley-Nowick Award

iCons Crowley-Nowick Award Winners and Director Fermann

For Crowley-Nowick Leadership award recipients Eric Wuesthoff and Dominique Carey, the UMass iCons program goes beyond academics: it is a tight knit community beyond the UMass Amherst campus.

This particular award, given annually, focuses on students that embody the iCons mission. Specifically, open-minded students with strong leadership and teamwork skills are recognized. And these students are not selected by professors: instead, students nominate fellow peers they believe would be a good fit for the award. The people nominated the most make it to the second round, where peers select students they think deserve the award off the list.

iCons Blog

Decoupage and Pizza: What a combo!

iCons does Decoupage

Tuesday 3/21, iCons students proved there is no craft they can't tackle.  Check Decoupage off the list.  Students and faculty (Ally Hunter) gathered in ISB 145 armed with nothing more than scissors, craft paper, e6000 apoxy, mod podge, and some creativity.  Some beautiful work was created and some fun had.  At the end of the time, the pizza box was empty and many were peeling the glue off of their fingers with a look of accomplishment on their faces.  A small break from the stresses of academic life.  

Come join us next time if you can make it :)

Beyond the Classroom—iCons Fall Integrative Experiences

Ceramics Coffee Hour

The iCons Community joins together for many events outside the classroom.  Here are a few from last semester!

Faculty Profile: i2 Instructor Stephanie Purington

Stephanie Purington

Meet Stephanie Purington, iCons 2 Instructor!