Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
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.
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.
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.
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.