USM receives $1 Million Gift to Launch Center for Digital Science and Innovation

The gift from Michael E. Dubyak will address Maine’s critical workforce needs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM,) starting with a new STEM program next summer.
Students from Ci2 lab Corporate Partners event

Innovative student projects presented at the USM Ci2 Lab - virtual reality, augmented reality and more

On May 2, the University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners presented a first-ever student showcase, "Look what I Made!" at the USM Ci2 Lab, an experiential student work lab focused on research and learning. The evening was the closing event in the USM Corporate Partners 2018 Spring Series showcasing innovation in education and the workplace; the series was generously sponsored by MEMIC, in honor of the newly established MEMIC John T. Leonard Chair in Risk Management & Insurance.
Bryan Waring, 2018 Featured Graduate

Bryan Waring, 2018 Featured Graduate

During his time at the University of Southern Maine, Bryan Waring had the chance to spend summers working with professional movie scorers in San Diego, California and Glasgow, Scotland. However, his work in the unique, 2017 USM production of “Molded By the Flow,” that most stands out.
Student using HoloLens

Ci2 Lab: Hands-on learning with the latest digital tools

Entrepreneurial students partner to incorporate cutting-edge digital technology in the real world.
Image from WMTW-TV visit

USM's CI2 Lab featured on WMTW-TV

Work in USM's CI2 Lab — teaching Portland teachers about 3-D printers and their uses in the classroom — led to a June 27 story on WMTW-TV. The class was part of the Side x Side and the Summer Arts Institute, now in its third year. Teachers build skills and relationships at the institute that often broaden their instruction in the classroom.


Jim Bonney will give an informal talk about his work at today 2pm the Ci2

Activision's Michael Vance came to the Ci2

Activision's Michael Vance came to a full house at the Ci2 to talk about the console video game industry, what it's like to work in Portland for a world-wide organization and what it takes to get "into the industry".

Physics student to work on forming stars in virtual reality

One of the newest students to come to the Ci2 Concept Research Lab, Alex Knight, is going to use his knowledge as a Physics student to develop an immersive virtual reality experience on how stars are formed.

MIT's Susannah Gordon-Messer, Ph.D

The Ci2 is getting a visit from MIT's Susannah Gordon-Messer, Ph.D to talk about The Education Arcade and what MIT is doing with video games.

Stephen Crowley with Amazon is coming to the Ci2

Stephen Crowley, a Maine native and current Amazon employee, is coming to the Ci2 to speak and help students with anything user experience (UX) related.