Women in Red is changing Wikipedia’s coverage of women, one article at a time
The news that optical physicist Donna Strickland did not have a Wikipedia page before winning the Nobel Prize in Physics brought renewed attention to Women in Red, a long-standing volunteer effort to add more biographies about women to the encyclopedia. After the announcement, the Women in Red WikiProject had one of their best weeks ever,….
Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia
By day, Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist best known for her work on “polymer-based, circularly polarising, light-emitting diodes.” But in the evenings (and on the weekends, and as other time permits) Dr. Wade is a strong advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM subjects, speaking at conferences and starting a campaign on Wikipedia to promote more early-career women….
“Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia
A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.