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What do you mean, improv science?

My first blog post that introduced the company, improvscience, answered the question: "What do you mean, improvscience?" More people, across the country and the globe, are asking: what does it mean "to improv" science?

Loretta Cheeks reflects on CESTEMER

Loretta Cheeks attended the CESTEMER conference in 2015 and wrote to reflect on her experience.

improvscience at SC16

This year, Dr. Raquell Holmes and members of the improvscience team will be participating in the student programs at the The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC, in a number of ways.  

"Performing the World" Interview with Dr. Raquell Holmes

Dr. Raquell Holmes has attended, and presented at, the Performing the World conference since 2001. She spoke with Dr. Neil Bardhan for an interview about her experiences with the PTW community.

Five-Year improvscience Anniversary Survey

Dr. Raquell Holmes founded improvscience five years ago. Over the past five years, fulfilling the mission of improvscience to help scientists work and communicate more effectively with one another, we have provided performance-based trainings for over 2500 scientists, educators and administrators. We have grown and helped others to grow!

Ben Taylor reflects on CESTEMER

Ben Taylor specializes in curriculum development that translates scientific research into hands-on educational resources for informal outreach and the K-12 classroom. He has been a professional improvisor with Atlas Improv Co. since 2008 and he attended the Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research conference (CESTEMER) in June 2015 in Berkeley. He wrote about his CESTEMER experience:

Boston University: Communicating Science Series

The Communicating Science: Labs to Jobs series of workshops brings improvscience
to Boston University's campus this spring.

Jeremy Scott Hoffman reflects on CESTEMER

Jeremy Scott Hoffman attended the Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research (CESTEMER) conference in June 2015 in Berkeley and wrote about his experience for our blog.

Math is Play!

As a cell biologist who moved into the areas of computational science and teaching biologists about using computational methods to study and teach science, I am often assumed to have a strong math background. Despite my high-school accelerated classes (summer college courses), I just passed my college Calculus course. So, I gave up my thoughts on a career in mathematics. Fortunately, through intense and insistent conversations with computational scientists (mostly from physics) my colleagues and I create the conditions to make mathematics accessible and a place to play intellectually.

Association for the Study of Play conference

"Play" is a major aspect of the work improvscience does. The Association for the Study of Play will hold their 2016 conference March 16-19 at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The conference's theme is "Play on the Move." We're excited to see work by many, including the host-organizer Dr. Carrie Lobman of Rutgers. Dr. Raquell Holmes learned directly from Dr.

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