Dr. Raquell Holmes, an International Class alumna and cell biologist, was featured this month in the prestigious international science journal Nature in an article entitled Spontaneous Science. Raquell’s innovative work to introduce improvisation and collaborative inquiry to the “hard sciences” is featured alongside Alan Alda’s efforts to shepherd the teaching of improvisation to biologists, chemists and physicists at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY Stony Brook.
Among the growing voices championing collaborative inquiry, Raquell created her business, ImprovScience, while a student in the International Class. Her mantra to fellow scientists:
Let’s make science more collaborative, inclusive and diverse by taking risks, making mistakes and building with each others’ ideas…Improv is key to that.