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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Mechanical Engineering graduate student recording custom 3D printer in the IMRC Center Recording and Production Lab

Recording 3D printer sounds at IMRC Center

Mechanical Engineering Student Drew Browning carefully observes as a custom 3D printer creates a sample project in the acoustically controlled environment of the Audio Recording and Production Lab at the IMRC Center. As the motors and extruders whir and chirp to life, small measurement microphones capture the sounds of the device for later analysis using […]

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Art by Luke McKinney on Cognitive Geology

Maine Impact Week – IMRC Center Spring Showcase

The Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center was proud to host an open house this past April as part of Maine Impact Week. The center’s many laboratories, adaptive workspaces, and presentation environments were open to the general public for this free event. Staff were on-site and available to discuss all things innovation and creativity, assist […]

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Jeffrey Hecker ’86, ’44H, Professor of Psychology, University of Maine Speaks at the McGillicuddy Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration at the IMRC Center

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary at IMRC Center

As part of Maine Impact Week, the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center was proud to host the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center 10th Anniversary Celebration and fellows exhibition! The event and exhibition were held in the IMRC Center’s Fernald Adaptive Presentation and Performance Environment and featured artworks by McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows […]

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Student Wiring up Acoustic Piano

IMRC Center Launches Student BLOG

The Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center launches a Student BLOG to highlight undergraduate and graduate voices in the Arts, Humanities, and STEM fields. Click here for the link to the BLOG and stop back often for peer-ready how-to guides, upcoming student-run events, and public-facing artworks, research, and project exhibitions!  

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IMRC Center Staff and Students Showcasing the Cube Satellite

IMRC Center Prototyping, Staff featured in BDN Satellite Article

IMRC Center prototyping and staff were recently featured in a Bangor Daily News article. In the article, which can be found here, Lori Valigra reports on “Maine’s efforts to increase the state’s role in the burgeoning space industry for low-orbit nanosatellites known as CubeSats that can be used for research by universities, state agencies, and […]

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Arts and Humanities in Medicine at IMRC Center

Arts & Humanities in Medicine Conference at IMRC Center

The IMRC Center hosted a conference for the Art & Humanities in Medicine Program, a certificate program under Intermedia Graduate Studies, on January 28th. The conference was held in close collaboration with the University of Maine Institute of Medicine and the Native American Studies Progam. Topics discussed included how the arts and sciences can ask […]

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Tim Seabrook Etching

Etchings Made at IMRC Center Featured in New Documentary “Close Apart”

Lasers in the Electronics Lab of the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center at the University of Maine help link poetry by Beatrix Gates of Brooksville, Maine, with etchings by intaglio printmaker Tim Seabrook and painter Leslie Cummins of Blue Hill, Maine. These etchings are featured in the new documentary film “Close Apart” commissioned from […]

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New Writing Series with Open Book and Speaker

New Writing Series at IMRC Center

The New Writing Series brings contemporary literature to life on the University of Maine’s flagship campus on selected Thursdays at 4:30pm. All events are held in the Allen and Sally Fernald Adaptive Presentation and Performance Environment in 104 Stewart Commons and are free & open to the public. Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, […]

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