July 16, 2017 - 9:06pm - Posted by K12views

Leadership is not restricted to a given age. It is an activity, a performance, that can be learned and grown. This is a core principle of the workshops and coaching offered by Dr. Raquell Holmes, who created improvscience to develop and support leaders throughout the scientific enterprise.

June 18, 2017 - 1:45pm - Posted by Raquell

What is an extraordinary science community? This is one of the questions that I, along with a number of creative educators and researchers, am asking as we create the bi-annual Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research (CESTEMER) conference. The conference theme this year is Cultivating Extraordinary Science Communities: Re-imagining Arts, Humanities and STEM.

May 19, 2017 - 8:18am - Posted by Raquell

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?

December 30, 2016 - 12:28pm - Posted by Neil

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

October 17, 2016 - 7:51pm - Posted by Neil

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.  

September 13, 2016 - 11:33am - Posted by Neil

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.

May 24, 2016 - 12:25pm - Posted by Neil

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:

May 2, 2016 - 4:13pm - Posted by Neil

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

February 10, 2016 - 6:36am - Posted by Neil

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.

January 12, 2016 - 3:59pm - Posted by Raquell

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.


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