News Highlights

iCons Student, Joshua McGee, Selected for Coveted UMass and NSF Awards

Joshua McGee 2021 | iCons Student

We are proud to share that iCons senior, Joshua McGee ’21 (iCons Biomedicine/Biosystems track), a Chemical Engineering major, has been selected as a 2020 UMass Rising Researcher and a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP).

iCons Students to Moderate Women in STEM Event

iCons Students to Moderate Women in STEM Event

UMass iCons undergraduate students Emma Lovett and Abigail Guinan, both BIPOC women majoring in STEM fields,  have been chosen to serve as student moderators for the International Women’s Day for a STEM Career Social Hour with Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO of Reboot Representation. The event will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and is hosted by the UMass Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS).

UMass Core Summer Internship Program | Overview and Q&A

UMass Core Summer Internship Program

Check out the summer internship opportunities with the UMass Core Facilities.

Spotlight on iCons Alumna, Angela Essa '17

UMass iCons | Angela Essa

UMass iCons alumna, Angela Essa '17, was recently featured in UMass Medical School's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Spotlight series for her work studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women.

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...

UMass iCons Hosts Application Support Session

UMass iCons Hosts Application Support Session

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

UMass iCons Innovation Portal Highlights Student Research and Problem-Solving in A Digital Space

UMass iCons Innovation Portal

The UMass iCons Program, hosted by the College of Natural Sciences with students in science-intensive disciplines across the university, has launched the online UMass iCons Innovation Portal that provides a searchable database of student research presentations, and even allows users to suggest new research problems for students to solve. Since May, the portal has received over six dozen solutions to research questions on a range of topics from the effects of climate change on soil nutrition to the future of wound healing.

UMass iCons Hosts Summer Webinars

UMass iCons Summer Webinar 2020

Due to the challenge of not having students on campus for the Fall 2020 semester, UMass iCons held two summer webinars for first and second-year students in STEM-intensive majors to help recruit the next amazing cohort of iCons students.