The iCons Program is proud to invite the campus community to see the results of the unparalleled training our students receive in problem solving, interdisciplinary teamwork and communication during two semester finale events:
The First Annual iCons Senior Research Exposition and The iCons 1 and iCons 2 Combined Final!
During the iCons Senior Research Expo on Saturday, May 3rd, the "First Class" of iCons will present their iCons 4 thesis projects, for which they carried out authentic scientific research in UMass Amherst faculty laboratories, addressing issues ranging from drug-resistance in cancer to Colony Collapse Disorder.
All 29 iCons 4 students will present their work during a poster session in the ISB Atrium from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Then the four recipients of the iCons Honorary Research Lectureship Award will deliver oral presentations on their work in the ISB Auditorium from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
In the iCons 1 and iCons 2 Combined Final on Tuesday, May 6th, freshman and sophomores will share the results of their team research projects during a poster session from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the ISB Atrium - with refreshments! Then from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, select teams from the iCons 2 Renewable Energy class will debate their proposals for the Sustainable UMass Innovation Fund, where the ultimate prize could be the implementation of the winning proposal on campus.
Please join us for these special events showcasing our students' accomplishments!