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.

I shared my vision for changing the face of science (seen in this video) at the close of my talk on redefining scientific performance at the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at ASU (@ASU_CSPO).

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.

Recently, I had the opportunity to address students and faculty of the Center for Science Policy and Outreach at Arizona State University. Often I am speaking with researchers in computing sciences, life sciences, physics,  chemistry and mathematics.

Oct 29th, Nicholas Gross talks on the role of improvisation for conversation and communication in STEM classrooms in the Boston University, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Series.

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.


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