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.

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UMass and Tufts Research Team Reports on Climate Injustice

UMass iCons | Mila Sherman

On Friday, December 17, 2021, an interdisciplinary team of faculty and undergraduate researchers from UMass Amherst and Tufts University reported their research at the fall online meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The team, which is led by UMass finance professor Mila Getmansky Sherman and Tufts civil and environmental engineering professor Deborah Sunter, focused on social justice in federal flood mitigation funding.

MicrobeBlasters: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity

UMass iCons | MicrobeBlasters

Occupations in STEM — defined as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — are among the fastest-growing jobs in the United States, accounting for nearly 7% of all occupations or almost 10.8 million jobs.

Benjamin Aaronson, iCons Senior, Receives UMass Rising Researcher Award

UMass iCons | Benjamin Aaronson, Fall 2021 Rising Researcher

We are proud to share that iCons senior, Benjamin (Ben) Aaronson ’22 (iCons Biomedicine/Biosystems track), a Biology and Spanish dual degree candidate, has been selected as a Fall 2021 UMass Rising Researcher.

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