Dr. Holmes is once again bringing improvscience services to the curriculum of the Bioinformatics Program at Boston University. Each year since 2013, the program invests in its students' growth by bringing Dr. Holmes and her colleagues at improvscience to help students develop their scientific performances. In this case, we literally mean performances. How do scientists talk? How do they talk about their work? How do they talk about scientific questions, experiments and philosophies?

Dr. Raquell Holmes leads a team of volunteer creative scientists, mathematicians and techies in an afternoon of STEM play with youth and adults from poor communities. These scientists and science enthusiast are eager to create opportunities for everyone to explore STEM. They recognize that STEM education and experiences are important and not always accessible to those who live in poor neighborhoods.

Dr Holmes is working with CSO organizers to develop an inclusive CSO program through improvisational performance. She will provide recommendations for inclusive practices that will support and generate leaders for inclusion in science. Together Dr. Holmes and the CSO program are creating a place where students who love science can be part of creating its inclusive and socially relevant culture. (And their future jobs).

The success of the CSO program is recognizing that the students are the creative force.

What are the benefits of improvisation for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries?

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