Photo of the first cohort of iCons I students working on case studies.

Who are iCons Students?

iCons students comes from more than two dozen different majors in the College of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and CICS, but they have many things in common: They are highly-motivated, excited by scientific research, and want to help solve big scientific and societal problems. If you are interested in joining the next cohort of iCons scholars, look for the application online at the beginning of the fall semester. For questions or more information, please contact us.

Meet Our Students

Photo of students in the fifth element - class of 2018

Apollo 11 - Class of 2024

Planet X - Class of 2023

The Ninth Bit - Class of 2022

The Eighth Color - Class of 2021

The Seventh Kingdom - Class of 2020

The Sixth Sense - Class of 2019

The Fifth Element - Class of 2018

The Fourth Dimension - Class of 2017

The Third Axis - Class of 2016

The Second Wave - Class of 2015

The First Class - Class of 2014

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."  iCAN launched their website  in June 2017 to provide an information source for iCons graduates and others seeking information about what iCAN has accomplished. On the website, you can read about the social and volunteering events that iCAN has organized as well as hear feedback from participants. There is also a map of where graduates of the iCons program are currently residing to help connect the alumni base.