Category: Wikipedia professional development

Category: Wikipedia professional development

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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

Building my Wikipedia confidence

Delia Steverson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of African American Literature at the University of Florida. Her classes work most closely with the WikiProject African diaspora.  I assigned a Wikipedia project in the fall of 2019 to my honor’s undergraduate Gender and Sexualities in African American Literature course after several other colleagues mentioned the project’s … Continued

Shifting the spotlight through Wikipedia

Alicia Robang is a Ph.D. student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a participant of the 500 Women Wiki Scientists program, she was able to contribute biographies of Filipina scientists and reflect on the power of Wikipedia to tell stories of and for more communities. As a young girl, … Continued

A Wikipedian six years in the making

In 2014, I joined Wiki Education as Program Manager for the Wikipedia Student Program. Six years later, I can now proudly call myself a real Wikipedian! Though I had never edited Wikipedia myself before joining Wiki Education, I believed whole-heartedly in its mission of making knowledge free and accessible to all and was thrilled to be part of … Continued

The wonderful world of Wikipedia

Yohanna White graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2020 with an MS in Chemistry. She recently took the Wiki Scholars Informing Citizens training to learn how she can expand representation in Wikipedia. Her past community efforts to diversify STEM workplaces for women, underrepresented populations in higher education, and undocumented students inspired her to … Continued

Improving reproductive health articles on Wikipedia

The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court has brought the issue of abortion access back into the forefront and people try to understand the impact her confirmation might have on abortion rights in the US. I grew up in a country where abortion was neither legal nor uncommon. While I never … Continued