First iCons Class to Present Thesis Projects

Members of the “first class” of iCons students will present the results of their iCons 4 thesis projects, for which they carried out authentic scientific research in faculty laboratories, at the inaugural iCons Senior Exposition on Saturday, May 3 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Integrated Sciences Building.

“At the iCons Senior Expo, you will see the best and brightest young minds in science working on some of the biggest problems of our day,” said iCons Program director and chemistry professor Scott Auerbach.

Just as important, he added, “You will see that our students have the ability to communicate effectively about their research and its wider implications. iCons students have developed the remarkable ability to explain the most complex science concepts in the simplest possible terms.”

All 29 iCons 4 students will present their work during a poster session in the ISB Atrium from 4-5 p.m.

Then the four recipients of the iCons Honorary Research Lectureship Award will deliver oral presentations on their work in the ISB Auditorium. These lectures will cover topics ranging from new drug therapies to new renewable energy investment strategies. Presentation will be made by physics major Austin Barnes, who is advised by professor Anthony Dinsmore; biochemistry major Ayesha Sundaram, advised by professor Susan Leschine; mathematics major Kevin Cavanaugh, advised by management professor William Wooldridge, and biochemistry major Seamus Hughes, advised by associate professor Scott Garman.