ICON & Feeding Nine Billion

Ideas Congress - or ICON for short - launches in winter 2015.



The Fall 2016 semester begins in a few short weeks, and with it comes the launch of our newest ICON classroom.

Based on the success of the first ICON classroom (offered in winter 2015 and 2016), we decided to expand the ICON program to allow more students the opportunity to get involved in a university classroom that is truly unique.

But of course, we wanted to do things a little differently. And that’s why the fall version of ICON has partnered with the Feeding Nine Billion program.

This fall, join the ICON/Feeding Nine Billion Classroom. Begin your semester by taking part in the Feeding Nine Billion Challenge – a weekend event that brings students together from across campus to explore and develop innovative solutions to our food systems. Then spend the rest of your semester working with your team to bring your idea to life. The ICON/Feeding Nine Billion team will be there to help you along the way.

Oh, and did I mention that you get course credit for it? It’s as easy as registering for the independent study/research course relevant to your discipline, then contacting the ICON team to let us know you want to be a part of something more.

Got an idea to address food security? Think you have a better way of addressing food waste? Pondering an idea on how to ensure equitable distribution of food? Or do you just want to get involved in something bigger than your regular classroom experience? Then the ICON/Feeding Nine Billion Classroom is for you.

For full details, jump to the ICON website here, or check out what some of our ICON Alum had to say about their experiences in the ICON Classroom.




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