The videos collected here highlight diverse approaches to using performance in science and science education.

improvscience designs and implements programs that develop scientists’ ability to communicate and collaborate with one another. Dr. Raquell Holmes discovered that building playful learning groups, expands scientists and technical professionals ability to collaborate, innovate and lead productive careers.

The Living Improv Experiment (LIVE) is improvised entertainment featuring scientists' lives. This entertaining event is available for conferences, meetings and any occasion celebrating scientists, their lives and their work.

 

Once the presentation is outlined, slides created and the talk scripted out, what do you do? You perform! In improvscience's professional presentations workshops, participants receive coaching and practice in giving their scientific presentations. This video clip shows a students presentation before and after 10-15 minutes of coaching in the improvisation based workshop.

Meet the scientists, technologists, actors and educators at Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research, 2012. Hosted by the NSF funded Improvisational theater for computing scientists research project. Click title to read more.

The All Stars Project, Inc. excels at bringing people together from different backgrounds to create opportunities for everyone to grow. This video, from the first Science and Math Day of UX, shows Dr. Holmes and Dr. Martinez leading participants in an improvisational game to support people getting to know one another. You can experience the All Stars UX environment on Jan 19th as we continue to create Martin Luther King's Dream.

 Nicholas Gross talks on the role of improvisation for conversation and communication in STEM classrooms.

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) conference held annually is this July 14-18th. Meet the XSEDE Scholars and students of the XSEDE program as they participate in the XSEDE conference and an improvscience interactive challenge.

improvscience interviewed graduate students, faculty, postdocs and theater practitioners on the relationship of performance and improvisation to science.Sofya shares what she sees as play in science. See more interviews with these professionals at Performing Science Interviews on improvscience youtube.

Holmes begins the first Improv Workshop for Scientist at the Computational Cell Biology meeting of 2011.

The sessions of improvscience are designed with the scientist in mind. They use the vetted practice of improvisational theater training to create a context (a stage) in which individuals can develop their skills at working in a group, listening, directing, and exploiting the group’s collective resources.

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