Category: Wiki Scientists

Category: Wiki Scientists

Recent news from Wiki Education

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

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

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

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

How a Wiki Scholar improved a Nobel laureate’s biography

We awoke this morning to the exciting news that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded today to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on CRISPR. It’s exciting to see this amazing discovery recognized, and it’s great to see the prize go to women, but I was especially pleased that a participant in one … Continued

Elevating the voices of women in science through Wikipedia

Adriana Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst at University of California. She recently took the 500 Women Scientists Wiki Scholars course and reflects on her experience in this guest blog post. This post represents the writer’s personal views and not the views of their employer, University of California. I’m a former bench scientist who transitioned … Continued

An unusual place to find community

Dr. Azmina Bhayani is family physician. She recently completed one of our Wiki Scholars courses sponsored by the Society of Family Planning. She practices in New York City and is particularly interested in reproductive health and medical education.  Community means different things to different people. Wikipedia says community is “a social unit…with commonality such as … Continued

Adding biographies of female oceanographers

Laura Guertin is a Professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, Pennsylvania. She recently participated in the 500 Women Scientists Wiki Scholars program and reflects on her experience with the Wikimedia community in this guest blog post. As a scientist and educator Wikipedia is a resource that has always been on my … Continued

Special Olympics staff improve Wikipedia’s equity

Jamie Valis is the Director of Health Training at Special Olympics, Lindsay Dubois is the Director, Research and Evaluation at Special Olympics, and Chelsea Fosse is a public health dentist, former Coordinator of the Clinical Director Community of Practice at Special Olympics, and Senior Health Policy Analyst at the American Dental Association. Jamie, Lindsay, and … Continued