Why iCons?

The UMass Amherst iCons program prepares our best undergraduates to be problem solvers, leaders and innovators in science and technology. iCons faculty recruit top tier students across a diverse range of science and engineering disciplines to identify global problems and find cutting edge solutions. The iCons program positions students for high achievement in graduate school and in their careers.

Application information

Applications for the next cohort are now open. They will close on October 13, 2015.

iCons director Scott Auerbach's letter about iCons and collaborative education published in Nature

The August 20, 2015, issue of Nature features a letter from iCons director Scott Auerbach about the important role iCons plays in helping STEM students develop skills for real-world problems, offering solutions to companies and organizations competing in today's global economy.
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