Somewhere between 8.5-16% of Wikipedia editors are women. That gender gap translates to a paltry showing of women in STEM, compared to their male counterparts. To combat that lack of representation, Women in Science at Rockefeller (WISeR) has teamed up with Wikipedia to host an edit-a-thon. With the guidance of trained Wikipedians, we will spend the evening of March 9th over pizza and beer giving creating and contributing to women in STEM entries worthy of their amazing work and achievements.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
The Rockefeller University in the Faculty Lounge | 1230 York Avenue New York, NY 10065
We ask participants to only do a few things before March 9th:
- Create a Wikipedia account here.
- Brainstorm some women in STEM you’d like to see better represented on Wikipedia, as well as some sources you can cite. During the event, you will also have full access to Rockefeller’s journal subscriptions. We’ve been growing a list of some incredible women, which you can peruse and learn more about in advance of the event here. Feel free to make suggestions for review!
- If you require childcare, please email Maryam Zaringhalam at firstname.lastname@example.org — We are providing childcare free of charge!
- (Optional) If you’d like to do some training on how to edit beforehand to familiarize yourself, you can check out a tutorial here. Of course, we’ll go over the ins and outs of editing during the event as well so this is totally optional!