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

doing research in math is, for most research mathematicians, a process of playing  around with ideas and figuring out new ways for them to fit together. It’s not different in spirit from what kids do naturally in a setting like [The Museum of Math], where there are so many things to play with. “Math is play!” - James Propp - in his recent post, Lessons of a Square-Wheeled Trike.

December 21, 2015 - 8:46am - Posted by Neil

"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.

December 20, 2015 - 11:06am - Posted by Neil

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December 7, 2015 - 3:02pm - Posted by Neil

In a busy life, there's those moments when you enjoy catching up with someone professionally. One such moment came when I spent some time with Eric Olson. Eric and I met as he researched who was providing improvisation-based science communication training. We found we have a common passion for building community and advancing science. 

November 16, 2015 - 9:03am - Posted by Maya

Improvscience led the first Science Stories workshop in October, as part of the All Stars Project in New York. The goal was simple enough: get scientists and people from poor communities talking together, learning from each other, and just generally, having positive interactions together!

This goal, however simple it may seem at first glance, is actually quite difficult.