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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Call for iCons Research Participants

Radha Dave and Meg Davis Research

The undergraduate research team of Radha Dave and Meg Davis, working under the direction of Dr. Justin Fermann (Chemistry), are seeking participants for a study looking at water usage and time spent in showers to facilitate water conservation in the public.

iCons Student, Emily Laus, Takes Part in United Nations Sustainability Course

UMass iCons | Emily Laus Takes Part in United Nations Sustainability Course

iCons sophomore and Physics major, Emily Laus, is one of thirty UMass students to be taking part in the UN Global Sustainable Solutions Winter School, a ten-week course focused on ecosystem-based climate adaption and disaster risk reduction that kicked off this week.

Auerbach Delivers 2020 CHC Plenary Lecture

Auerbach Delivers 2020 CHC Plenary Lecture

Dr. Scott Auerbach, Mahoney Family Sponsored Executive Director of the UMass iCons Program and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at UMass Amherst, gave the 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Plenary Lecture in a pre-recorded lecture made available on September 21, 2020. In his lecture, Dr. Auerbach addressed the question “Is Racism a Science Problem?” and featured guest speaker Roderick Anderson, MA, co-founder and CEO of Elateq, Inc. Dr. Auerbach’s interest in this topic is both old and new. His long-standing interest in the role of human diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) prompted the launch...

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jan 28 - 1:30pm


Dr. Ally Hunter

Postdoc Fellow in Education, iCons Instructor


Participation is limited to 20 attendees

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