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Wei Fan Appointed 2021-22 iCons Teaching Fellow

The UMass Amherst iCons Program has selected Professor Wei Fan as the 2021-2022 iCons Teaching Fellow. The award brings new faculty members to the iCons Program, relying on student nominations to bring great candidates forward. iCons Teaching Fellows teach one iCons course for 2-3 years and receive professional development funding for the duration of the fellowship.

Fan was nominated by iCons senior, Kieran Tay, who wrote, “Professor Fan has a clear desire to help students learn in an effective way that may be unique to each individual.” Fan will be joining the iCons teaching team for the Spring 2022 semester.

As an iCons Teaching Fellow, Fan would like to bring his research expertise in renewable energy to the program, noting that "Renewable energy and sustainable economy are central challenges of our current society and require multidisciplinary approaches.”

Sanjay Raman, Dean of the UMass College of Engineering agrees, “The College of Engineering is focused on providing a world-class engineering education that produces diverse, globally aware, and technically strong engineering practitioners and leaders, able to work in interdisciplinary teams and contribute to solving complex societal challenges. ICONS is an excellent platform to help meet this mission, and we are excited for our exceptional faculty and students to be engaged with this program.”

Read the official announcement here.

The iCons Program is supported by our major sponsor – the Mahoney Family – as well as by members of the iCons Industry Consortium, Waters Corporation and Zipher Medical Affairs.