IMRC Center News

Guests at the IMRC Center are seated in the APPE Space, viewing an early film on the projection screen. The room is darkened, and a small lamp illuminates the right side of the image.

Fall 2023 Influential Art-Based Film Series

The IMRC Center is bringing back the Influential Art-Based Film Series after a successful debut during the Spring 2023 semester. This time, Graduate Assistants James LeBlanc and Samantha Grimwood, along with Research Engineer Sean Taylor, have curated a new list of can’t-miss, iconic films, free to view for anyone from UMaine and our surrounding communities.  […]

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Colby Ting stands at a podium on the right side of the image. The audience is seated facing him, along the bottom of the frame. A large projection screen displays Colby's presentation slide, which reads "Boot-to-Ground Sensor" in a yellow box in the upper left. The slide also includes a chart, a photograph of a boot prototype, and diagrams of a censor and its connections.

Building a Better Spacewalk

MERITS, a program of the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation, brings high school juniors from all over Maine the opportunity to complete a six-week paid summer internship to study a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) topic in a hands-on applied setting.  Yarmouth High School student Colby […]

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Spring 23 UMaine IMRC Center Newsletter "Immersed" Vol. 2 Issue 2

IMRC Center Spring 2023 Newsletter

View S23 IMRC Newsletter Print Version (PDF) Supporting Research and Innovation April 2023 brought Maine Impact Week back to the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center, celebrating research and creative activity from all corners of campus. IMRC Center staff offered tours of the facility to about 65 guests, including members of the Institute of […]

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School of Biology and Ecology student Sadia Crosby stands to the right of a large print. The print is a highly-magnified image of browntail moth hairs.

Micro-Image Your Research

Student photomicrography celebrated in “Micro-Image Your Research” event  The Electron Microscopy Lab, in conjunction with the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center, both members of the University of Maine’s Coordinated Operating Research Entities (CORE), invited student researchers to consider a new perspective on their specimens this semester. “Micro-Image Your Research” invited undergraduate and graduate students […]

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Insect photogrammetry device assembled by UMaine PhD Devin Rowe 2023

A Bug’s Eye View

Devin Rowe, PhD student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, shared the results of his recent insect photogrammetry project, for which he built an insect scanning structure at the IMRC Center. “My brother-in-law gifted me a 3D printer. Being an entomologist, I started browsing for insect-related 3D prints and I found the scAnt 3D Insect Scanner […]

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A close up shot of white acrylic jigs, several feet long by about an inch wide, are lined up next to each other on a workbench

Thomas Rod Company: A Community Tradition

  Thomas Rod Company of Brewer, Maine, approached the IMRC Center with a request to use contemporary technology to support traditional techniques going back well over a century. The company creates hand-hewn Tonkin cane bamboo fishing rods, using practices not far removed from those used by F. E. Thomas when he founded the company in […]

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The finished Ice Vice next to some components and prototypes

(Don’t) Break The Ice

IMRC Center fabrication technician Sean Taylor worked with School of Earth and Climate Sciences PhD candidate Hanna Brooks to create a solution to an ongoing problem for those that study ice core samples. Each core contains microscopic layers that tell researchers about the chronology of the ice and its geological surroundings from thousands of years […]

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Phoenix is seated at the center of the image holding a guitar. At the left, a student holds a banjo, while another student behind Phoenix looks directly at the camera smiling. The students are seated in an audiovisual lab with a mixing program on a computer behind them.

Student Spotlight: “On a Mediterranean Tugboat”

Check out “On a Mediterranean Tugboat” by Phoenix Sanchez ’25.  Phoenix spent many hours recording and processing the album at the IMRC Center over the last semester. Phoenix tells us: “When I found out that there were multiple professional recording studios that were free for student use, I couldn’t believe it, but I also couldn’t believe […]

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IMRC Center Influential Art Based Film Series Flyer

IMRC Center Influential Art Based Film Series

The Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center welcomes a new eight-event series exhibiting a selection of the most influential and artistically diverse movies since the emergence of the movie camera. The curation of films spans 140 years of evolving genres, mediums, technologies, and cultures. Film categories (abstract, seminal, pop art, and documentary) have been […]

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Singer on IMRC Center stage with upright bassist in the background

IMRC Center Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center is pleased to share with you the Fall ‘22 edition of our newsletter, Immersed. We hope you’ll enjoy reading about the variety of interdisciplinary activities that are taking place each semester here at the IMRC Center, and that you’ll also appreciate this notice of upcoming events this spring.   […]

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