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WPI Wikipedia Editing Community: Wikipedia Events at WPI

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community Inaugural Meet-Up

 

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community October Meet-Up
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Mathematics

WPI Wiki Editing Community October Meet-Up Flyer
Join the WPI Wikipedia Editing Community for its second meet-up to edit, create, and translate Wikipedia pages for women and folks from other marginalized groups in Mathematics. 
We will provide a list of suggested pages to edit, snacks, and raffle prizes. This event is in cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics and supports its Welcoming Environment Statement.

Everyone is welcome! There will be a short tutorial for new editors, so no previous editing experience is needed.
 

When

    Tuesday, October 26th

     4:30PM -- 6:30PM ET

 

Where

      In person:  Shuster Lab for Digital Scholarship (Gordon Library, 1st floor)

   Virtually on Zoom:  register here

 

Track our Impact

      WPI Editing Community - October 2021 - AWM 50th Meet-up dashboard

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community Inaugural Meet-Up

 

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community Inaugural Meet-Up
"Shedding light on the contributions of marginalized folks in Arts & Sciences"

WPI Wiki Editing Community First Meet-up Flyer
Join the WPI Wikipedia Editing Community for its inaugural meet-up to edit, create, and translate Wikipedia pages for folks from underrepresented and marginalized identities in Arts & Sciences
We will provide a list of suggested pages to edit, snacks, and raffle prizes.

Everyone is welcome! Francesca Bernardi (Mathematical Sciences) and Lori Ostapowicz-Critz (Gordon Library) will facilitate a short tutorial, so no previous editing experience is needed.

 

When

    Tuesday, September 28th

     4:30PM -- 6:30PM ET

 

Where

      In person:  Shuster Lab for Digital Scholarship (Gordon Library, 1st floor)

   Virtually on Zoom:  register here

 

Track our Impact

      WPI Editing Community - September 2021 - Arts & Sciences Meet-up dashboard

Women's Heritage Month Edit-a-thon- 3/31/2021

WPI Women's Heritage Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

WPI Women's Heritage Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

 

While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more than 32 million views a day, less than 18.2% of its English-language biographies are about women. This number has increased by 2.7% in the past five years largely due to Wikipedia edit-a-thons – events in which participants work together to create and edit Wikipedia pages for notable women. These efforts increase the number of women role models and help to combat systemic gender biases by making the achievements of women leaders more readily discoverable to the world.

On Wednesday, March 31st from 5PM to 7PM ET, a virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to improve and create pages for women and other marginalized and/or underrepresented identities who have been leading the way in STEM fields and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion at WPI throughout its history was held. Training - facilitated by Francesca Bernardi, Assistant Professor, WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences - was provided, so no previous Wikipedia editing experience was necessary!

To read more about why editing Wikipedia is such a powerful tool to combat inequity in science, you can read this Nature editorialthis piece on c&en, or this SciLogs blog post

The event was hosted by the George C. Gordon Library.