Join the iCons Industry Consortium and invest in your company's future.

See how iCons students put their skills to use as interns for Industry Consortium member Waters Corporation

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The iCons Program understands the great challenges faced by industry today, including:

  • Creating value for customers through products and technology.
  • Addressing environmental issues that demand new approaches to using natural resources.
  • Strategizing for emerging markets and sustained growth.
  • Understanding governmental and social policies.

The UMass Amherst iCons program prepares our best and brightest students to be industry-ready problem-solvers capable of teamwork, cross-disciplinary communication, and innovation on complex problems.

iCons cultivates the next generation of scientists and engineers by fostering the creative, strategic workforce talent needed for industry innovation and success.

Marco Eres used his Chemistry major & iCons experience in the Renewable Energy track to solve problems at Waters Corporation


Members of iCons industry consortium may:

  • Access a talented pool of students and graduates for internships and hires.
  • Investigate problems facing your organization with the help of iCons faculty and students.
  • Shape education in science and technology to ensure the best training for future employees.


Support the iCons Program by:

  • Establishing iCons internship opportunities at your company.
  • Offering personnel time for mentoring or consultation.
  • Contributing outright gifts of cash or equipment.

Invest Today!

  • To discuss your company's interest and needs, please contact Megan Pete in the College of Natural Sciences at (413) 320-6359 or