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.
Mark Tuominen, iCons faculty and curriculum developer, has been named Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Natural Sciences.
As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, Professor Tuominen will have broad responsibilities for the success of research and faculty advancement for the thirteen department and two schools, encompassing more than 450 faculty, within CNS.
In partnership with Junior Achievement of Northern New England, A group of dedicated iCons alumni visited the MIT Sloan School of Management to run an iCons-style case study for high school students.
The event was a terrific demonstration of the power of the iCons approach, and was a great success.
For more details and pictures, check out the offical blog post: http://iconsalumni.org/service/2017/08/04/ican-case-study.html
iCAN (iCons Alumni Network)
A group of UMass iCons Program alumni officially launched the iCAN organization in the summer of 2016. This international network aims to foster and maintain a powerful sense of community among the alumni of iCons. Their mission: "We believe that we can carry the collaborative spirit of the program out into the world, and by doing so, improve both it and ourselves."