Category: Wiki Scientists

Category: Wiki Scientists

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Adding women chemists to Wikipedia

Chemist Maggie Tam had never edited Wikipedia before taking one of our recent 500 Wiki Women Scientists courses — in fact, she didn’t even know you could. “I used to think that each Wikipedia article was written by a single author,” Maggie admits. “I didn’t realize that anyone can edit and make changes to articles. … Continued

Wikipedia as a vehicle for science communication

Tristan Fehr has a deep interest in science policy, and particularly science communication. As a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience, Tristan knows how important it is to be able to clearly convey scientific information to the general population. So when a colleague recommended he take a National Science Policy Network Wiki Scientists course, he signed right … Continued

Wikipedia as science communication

Yug Chandra Saraswat is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He recently took an Wiki Scientist course sponsored by the American Physical Society. My inspiration to become a Wiki Scientist and support unheard voices through biographies came after reading Brenda Maddox’s excellent biography of Rosalind Franklin “Rosalind … Continued

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

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

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