Explore the work of the iCons Second Wave through digital “Student Showcase”

iCons Second Wave Student Showcase

Detecting bacteria in drinking water, designing cheaper solar cells, protecting vulnerable coastlines from the impacts of climate change - just a few of the real-world challenges that students in the iCons Program's second cohort “The Second Wave” are tackling in their iCons 4 thesis projects.

But in addition to independent lab-based research projects, iCons 4 students must also take on an enduring challenge shared among all scientific disciplines: Communicating about research to non-technical audiences.

iCons featured as top American "Signature" science program during Centennial meeting of the AAC&U

LEAP Challenge

According to the leading advocacy organization for undergraduate liberal education in the nation, the iCons Program is helping to set a new standard for quality learning in higher education by empowering students to engage with the "unscripted" problems they will face in the real world.

In a new report released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), iCons tops a list of examples of undergraduate programs that give students opportunities to take the lead in complex problem-based learning.

New video tells the story of iCons interns at Waters Corporation

iCons students Marco Eres (Second Wave) and Cindy Hession (First Class) star in a new video highlighting the partnership between iCons and Waters Corporation in Milford, Mass., where the students were pioneers this summer in an internship opportunity that allowed them to use their iCons training to address real world problems for the company.

Waters is a member of the iCons Program's Industry Alliance - helping to develop strong ties with companies looking for the next generation of leaders in science and technology.

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