News Highlights

UMass iCons Hosts Application Support Sessions

UMass iCons Hosts Application Support Sessions

UMass iCons hosted two virtual application support session to help recruit the next amazing cohort of iCons students.

iCons Announces Teaching Fellow

UMass iCons | Wei Fan | iCons Teaching Fellow

The UMass Amherst iCons Program is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Wei Fan as the 2021-2022 iCons Teaching Fellow. The award brings new faculty members to the iCons Program, relying on student nominations to bring great candidates forward. iCons Teaching Fellows teach one iCons course for 2-3 years and receive professional development funding for the duration of the fellowship.

UMass iCons Hosts Informational Webinars

UMass iCons Summer Informational Webinar 2021

UMass iCons held two summer informational webinars for first and second-year students in business and STEM-intensive majors to help recruit the next amazing cohort of iCons students.

iCons Blog

Why We Teach iCons

UMass iCons in session

This editorial by H. Holden Thorp captures why.  

Science Magazine article, "Drop the Chalk"

Decoupage and Pizza: What a combo!

iCons does Decoupage

Tuesday 3/21, iCons students proved there is no craft they can't tackle.  Check Decoupage off the list.  Students and faculty (Ally Hunter) gathered in ISB 145 armed with nothing more than scissors, craft paper, e6000 apoxy, mod podge, and some creativity.  Some beautiful work was created and some fun had.  At the end of the time, the pizza box was empty and many were peeling the glue off of their fingers with a look of accomplishment on their faces.  A small break from the stresses of academic life.  

Come join us next time if you can make it :)

Beyond the Classroom—iCons Fall Integrative Experiences

Ceramics Coffee Hour

The iCons Community joins together for many events outside the classroom.  Here are a few from last semester!