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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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.

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?

Sane, healthy, happy.... It's worth finding out what the benefits and experience of improvisation (even online) are. Sign up here to receive invitations to online improv sessions.

Scientists around the country are discovering that improvisational theater training can help their communication and collaboration skills. What have we learned about these playful theater exercises? People (including us scientists) strengthen their ability to listen, to respond to the unexpected, and to build scientific conversations.

The improvscience Chat is an online conversation series, open to all. Join us in these free, informal chats that expand our conceptualizations of science and scientists. The Chat is hosted by Dr. Holmes and happens every other month at 2 pm ET.

Experience the philosophy and culture of a company dedicated to play and performance in science. How do we understand these seemingly disjointed activities, science and improvisational play, to be related?  

Each chat focuses on a new topic addressing play and performance in the context of science:

It is fitting that the Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research (CESTEMER) conference, focused on performance, science and science education, makes its appearance in Chicago, Sept. 15-17th. This is made even more significant by taking place at the midwest’s premiere regional theater in Chicago, thanks to Willa Taylor, Goodman Theatre’s Director of Education.

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