Leila Imani of Malden was one of 73 undergraduates to be selected for the newest class of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More than 175 first- and second-year students applied for one of the iCons spots through a process open to roughly 5,500 undergraduate students in business, science, technology, engineering and math. The current iCons cohort, the 12th to participate, is the largest and most diverse in the program’s history.
The iCons program builds on students’ course of study by providing them with further skills needed to enter the modern workforce. Diverse teams of students collaborate, identify and study innovative solutions to real-world global problems.