Category: Wikipedia professional development

Category: Wikipedia professional development

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Improving the quality of Spanish language articles on Wikipedia

Manuel Pichardo Marcano is a PhD student in astronomy at Texas Tech University. Marcano is affiliated with the American Physical Society (APS) and participated in one of Wiki Education’s APS Wiki Scientists courses.  During his Wiki Education course, Marcano focused his attention on various astronomy pages and articles about astronomers and physicists from Latin America. … Continued

The importance of data dissemination during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ally Burleson-Gibson works for the US Census Bureau, with a permanent position in data dissemination. This position allows her to engage directly with the public, facilitating training sessions and presentations about how to access and use Census Bureau data effectively.  Burleson-Gibson was a Spring participant in one of Wiki Education’s COVID-19 Wiki Scholars courses. Her … Continued

Elevating the visibility of minority and women physicists on Wikipedia

María-Ester Brandan is a Physics professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and an American Physical Society Fellow. When approached by the American Physical Society about a new opportunity to promote equity on Wikipedia, Brandan eagerly signed up.  “In July 2020, the American Physical Society (APS), where I am … Continued

Increasing visibility for Black psychologists on Wikipedia

Quinton Quagliano is an undergraduate student at Calvin University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. As a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association  (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12), and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP; APA Division 53), Quagliano is extensively … Continued

Encouraging professional physicists to engage in outreach on Wikipedia

Dr. Bill Phillips is a physicist with an extensive background in the field that spans decades. As a 1997 Nobel prize winner, Phillips has been at the helm of groundbreaking scientific discoveries. His affiliations with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as the American Physical Society, reflect his continued dedication to both … Continued

How Wikipedia fosters connections between research and industry

Michael Maroun is a mathematical physicist who has also worked as a quantitative analyst, technical consultant, auditor, and professor throughout his professional career. Maroun participated in Wiki Education’s Spring Wiki Scientists course sponsored by the American Physical Society. His perspective on the connections between the research sciences, industry, and Wikipedia reflect the innumerable applications of … Continued

Sharing our learnings on improving Wikipedia’s COVID coverage

When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic a year ago, Wikipedians were busy improving articles related to coronavirus, especially the main article on the pandemic. Quality varied widely, however, across articles related to state and regional responses to the pandemic. Articles about states like New York or California with vibrant existing editing communities … Continued

Science communication and equity on Wikipedia

The American Physical Society (APS) sponsors instructional courses through Wiki Education to help increase the accessibility of physics information and research online. Their dedication to communicating science with the public is easily supported by the Wikipedia platform and Wiki Education courses, which invite scholars and scientists to take part in increasing the quality of information … Continued

Wiki Education works to fix Wikipedia’s gender gap

International Women’s Day gives Wiki Education an opportunity to reflect on the work we’re doing to address Wikipedia’s gender gap. On Wikipedia, the gender gap manifests itself in two ways: content and contributors. Wiki Education has been making progress toward addressing both disparities. When it comes to content gaps, you may be aware that only … Continued

Rediscovering my love of science by editing Wikipedia

Jaqueline Haces is a Food Chemist, MBA and PhD from Mexico City. She’s been working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and her current job involves analyzing global regulatory aspects of e-commerce and e-health. She’s been a columnist for industry journals, and is an advocate of diversity and inclusion.  I’ve always been a … Continued