The UMass Amherst iCons program prepares our best undergraduates to be problem solvers, leaders and innovators in science, technology, and business. iCons recruits quality students across a diverse range of science, engineering, and business 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' Advisory Board Chair Discusses New Phase of Her Company

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Dr. Peggy A. Crowley-Nowick '86, chair of the iCons Advisory Board, turns the microphone around on her podcast, Medical Affairs Unscripted, and is interviewed by Dennis Crowley of The Entrepreneur's Story podcast.

Water Scarcity Wins the Day at the 13th Cohort Launch

UMass iCons 13th Cohort Launch | December 3, 2022

On December 3, 2022, the 13th cohort of the UMass iCons Program was launched. The UMass iCons Program is a certificate in real-world problem solving open to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and business undergraduates.

A Spirit of Entrepreneurship

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Most people in their mid-20s are just getting started in their careers. Some are taking tentative steps towards management roles or continuing on to get postgraduate degrees. But very few are taking the giant leap of starting their own companies and also being responsible for the employment of others.

This is what puts Sean McGrath, an iCons alumnus and the co-founder and chief technical officer of a New York City software startup, in a league of his own.

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